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Sick Leave

The purpose of sick leave is to provide leave for you to treat and/or recover from personal illness or to tend to the illness of an immediate family member (a child, parent or legal spouse) which requires your personal attention.

Examples of permissible use of sick leave, including but not limited to, are appointments with physicians, dentists or optometrists. In these instances, non-exempt as well as exempt employees are only allowed to be absent during the time spent to attend the appointment and are required to return to work directly following an appointment if the work day has not ended.

Sick leave may not be used to as a substitute for vacation for any reason.

Full-time staff employees earn one (1) day of sick leave per full calendar month worked. Regular part-time employees earn a pro-rated amount of sick leave based on the percentage of fulltime which they work.  You may accrue and carry over to the following year unused sick leave up to one hundred and twenty (120) days.

Your supervisor may request proof of the illness and an explanation why your personal attention is required prior to approving payment for sick leave.  Sick leave may be disallowed if you do not report to your supervisor within two (2) hours after your regular time to report to work. In addition, you may be required to submit a doctor’s certificate verifying the illness after three (3) consecutive missed workdays.

You are not paid for any unused sick leave upon termination of your employment with the University.

Staff Handbook