Workers' Compensation

CSU Industrial Disability Leave (IDL)

Industrial Disability Leave (IDL) is a salary continuation program, in lieu of workers' compensation temporary disability (TD) benefits, for CSU employees who are CalPERS members and who have suffered a compensable work-related injury or illness.

IDL Programs

  • The IDL benefit is equivalent to the full amount of the injured employee's salary for the first 22 days of the work-related injury or illness (a three day waiting period may apply).
  • Thereafter, IDL benefits will be equivalent to two-thirds of the employee's salary, payable for the next 11 months of disability.
  • An eligible employee may receive IDL payments for a period not to exceed 52 weeks within two years from the first day of disability.

The Enhanced Industrial Disability Leave (EIDL) Program is a wage continuation program, in lieu of Workers' Compensation Temporary Disability (TD) benefits for eligible Public Safety employees who have suffered a work related injury or illness (some restrictions, including a three day waiting period, may apply). 
Currently, only sworn Public Safety (Unit 8) employees are eligible for EIDL benefits. Please note, Police Chiefs and Lieutenants are not eligible for this benefit.