Scope: Applies to SHRA (exempt and non-exempt), EHRA Non-Faculty, and 12-month faculty; does apply to nine- and ten-month faculty (non-leave earning) employees.
Purpose: To define the guidelines for accrual and use of sick leave.
Sick Leave Accrual
Sick leave is earned at the rate of eight hours per month if an employee is in pay status for one-half or more of the regularly scheduled workdays and holidays.
Unused sick leave may be accrued for the duration of employment and may be applied to retirement with the Teachers and State Employees Retirement System, provided the employee retires from active service or within five years of leaving active service. One month of credit is allowed for each 20 days or any portion thereof, of sick leave to an employee's credit upon retirement, but not to exceed 12 days for each year of retirement membership.
Use of Sick Leave
Sick leave may be used for personal illness of the employee or illness of a family member of the employee (spouse, parents, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents, and grandchildren, including step, half or in-law relationships, or any other dependent residing with the employee).
Additionally, sick leave may be used for death in the employee's immediate family (spouse, parents, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents, and grandchildren, including step, half, or in-law relationships or any other dependent residing with the employee).
All sick leaves require supervisory approval.
Refer to Policy 2.8 (Family Medical Leave Act) for guidelines concerning illnesses covered under FMLA.