Through the years, the university has made changes to sick leave benefits. Because of those changes, accrued balances of sick leave are referred to by the following types:
If employees are absent from work for extended periods of time, accrued and available sick leave will be used in the following order until each type of leave is exhausted before moving on to the next leave:
Extended Sick Leave
All Civil Service employees are granted 20 extended sick leave days per each fiscal year on July 1. These days are available only for the employee and only for a major medical illness. Any unused days do not carry over from year to year.
Extended sick leave will be available for use on the sixth consecutive work day missed due to injury or illness for most employees, unless they are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Represented employees need to review their union agreement to view the usage requirements.