Learn more about your rights at work. See below for Sick Leave Accrual Rates, Rules and Procedures.
- Sick Leave Accrual Rate - Employees accrue one (1) paid sick leave day per month of service, for a total of twelve (12) days per year, for absences due to sickness or disability. Part-time employees receive pro-rated sick leave based upon their percentage of full-time. Sick leave accrues from the first day of employment, and can be used without a waiting period.
- Sick Leave Accrual Rules - Sick leave may be accrued up to a maximum of 60 working days. However, an employee will not be paid for accumulated unused sick leave under any circumstances, including at termination, resignation or retirement. Negative sick leave balances are not allowed – absent a request that the sick leave should be unpaid, negative sick leave balances will first be applied to any vacation accrual and when vacation is exhausted, pay will be reduced as allowed by law.
- Sick Leave Approved Use - Sick leave may be used for a legitimate illness or disability of the employee, including pregnancy, or the illness of a member of the employee's immediate family (including a registered domestic partner as defined by applicable law), or for doctor/dentist appointments for the employee or his/her family member.
- Sick Leave Procedures - If at all possible, the employee should give advance notice to the department supervisor before sick leave days are taken. Otherwise, notification