Sick Leave

Sick Leave

Employees with accrued sick leave credits may take paid time off when they are ill or need to care for a family member who is ill.


  • Full-time employees accrue eight hours of sick leave per month.
  • Part-time employees earn sick leave on a pro rata basis.
  • Employees must be on pay status 11 workdays in a pay period to accrue sick leave credits for that month.
  • Sick leave credits may not be used prior to their accrual, which occurs on the first day of the following pay period.
  • There is no maximum accrual for sick leave.
  • Unused sick leave may be converted into service credit at retirement in accordance with PERS guidelines.


  • Employee is responsible for reporting absences to the appropriate administrator as soon as possible in compliance with department policies.
  • An employee may be required to provide a physician's statement or other appropriate verification for absences (not normally required for absences of three or fewer consecutive days).
  • Use of sick leave may be authorized by the supervisor for the following absences:
    • Employee's own illness, injury or disability related to pregnancy.
    • Employee's own dental, eye or other physical or medical examination/treatments.
    • Illness or injury in the immediate family (close relative, domestic partner or other person residing in the immediate household of the employee, except domestic employees, roomers or roommates)
    • Bereavement in the case of death of a person in the immediate family (when bereavement leave is exhausted).

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