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Sick Leave - Usage

Eligible use of sick leave

Faculty, Administrative and Professional staff employees may use their sick leave for personal medical and dental appointments and for illness or injury of themselves, their spouses, their children and members of their immediate family living in their household. Immediate family includes parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, and corresponding in-laws.


Sick leave (regular sick) and order used

Through the years, the university has made changes to sick leave benefits. Because of those changes, accrued balances of sick (regular) leave are referred to by the following types:

Sick leave earned before January 1, 1984 (pre - 1984)

Sick leave earned from January 1, 1984 until December 31, 1997

Sick leave earned after January 1, 1998 to present (post 1997)

Sick leave for eligible Faculty and Administrative staff employees will be used in the following order, all leaves may or may not be applicable to each employee:

a. non-accruable sick leave for the current year
b. sick leave earned and unused before January 1, 1984
c. sick leave earned and unused after January 1, 1998
d. sick leave earned and unused January 1, 1984 through December 31, 1997.


Sick leave for eligible Professional staff employees will be used in the following order, all leaves may or may not be applicable to each employee:

a. sick leave earned and unused before January 1, 1984
b. sick leave earned and unused after January 1, 1998 (including the 60 or 15 day one time grant of sick leave)
c. sick leave accrued January 1, 1984 through December 31, 1997
d. extended sick leave.

A benefits staff employee will assist the employee and the department in determining how to record the usage of sick time.

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