Employees accrue sick leave days per year.Sick leave is credited on a pro rata basis
each pay period based on paid hours.
For part time employees, sick leave is
accrued on a pro-rated basis each pay period based on paid hours.
There shall be no maximum amount of
sick leave an employee may accrue.
Employees must submit a request to use
sick leave on a Leave of Absence Form.This request form cannot be completed and submitted any later than the
first day following a return from sick leave.A physician's statement can be requested at the discretion of the
supervisor at any point during sick leave.The statement should provide information about the employee's condition,
examination date(s), and anticipated return to work date.
Sick leave shall be authorized for use
only after it is earned.
Sick leave may be granted:
·For employee illness or injury or
appointments with a licensed medical practitioner.Sick leave shall include disability caused by
or attributed to pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth, and recovery; or
·Due to the illness of a member of the
immediate family (see definition of immediate family).
A department may require the employee
to state in writing that use of sick leave was for reasons listed above.
If employees use sick leave days in the preceding months, supervisors have the authority, at
their discretion, to require a medical statement of illness before authorizing
additional sick leave.
If employees become ill on an approved
leave with pay, employees can use sick leave during the period of illness.
Employees will be paid up to days of unused sick leave upon retirement or
death.In the event of death, payment
shall be made to the beneficiary or estate or as otherwise provided by law.