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).