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Helping people with personal or occupational injuries or illnesses stay connected to work.

MN RETAIN helps employees who have an illness or injury that limits their ability to do their jobs return to work more rapidly. Your employees are a valuable resource and studies show that staying active and engaged at work helps employees recover more quickly. MN RETAIN Return to Work Case Managers are available to assist you in returning employees to safe and productive work while they recover from a personal or occupational illness or injury.

How MN RETAIN helps employers:

  • Communicate commitment to employees
  • Retain valuable employees facing illness or injury
  • Reduce staff turnover and training costs
  • Improve the morale of employees who feel supported in returning to work
  • Reduce lost time and expenses



Working with your employee and your MN RETAIN Return to Work Case Manager, you can identify opportunities in the workplace that allow your employee to be back at work as they continue to heal. As an integral member of your employee’s medical care team, the RETAIN Return to Work Case Manager can assist you and your employee to develop a plan for work and:

  • Clarify the health care provider’s medical recommendations
  • Insure that return to work tasks are safe and within your employee’s current abilities
  • Evaluate workplace accommodations
  • Stay in touch with you and your employee to monitor the return to work plan
  • Answer your questions


If you are interested in learning how MN RETAIN can benefit your employees, contact:
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) 

If you are interested in hosting a supported work position at no cost to your organization, please contact:

Workforce Development, Inc.
Employer Outreach Specialist


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