Sick Leave Section 5.14 Dept: Human Resources Revised: July 1st, 2014

Sick leave is available to all regular employees who work at least 20 hours per week, for at least 10 months of the year.

Sick leave is primarily for the purpose of continuing your pay during periods in which you are unable to perform your job responsibility due to illness or accident.  It may also be used to cover personal medical/dental visits.  Each calendar year, up to ½ of the employee's annual sick leave accrual may be used to attend to an illness of an employee's child, spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, or parent-in-law.  This annual limit may be waived in the case of a critical/life-threatening situation, with the approval of the employee's supervisor and the Sr. Director of Human Resources.

A non-exempt employee (02) will accrue sick leave each month equal to the number of regularly scheduled hours worked each day (up to 8 hours), during the employee's work year.  For example, an employee working 8 hours per day will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month, and an employee working 4 hours per day will accrue 4 hours of sick leave per month.  These hours may accrue to a maximum of 480 hours (prorated for employees who work less than 40 hours per week and 12 months per year).  Non-exempt employees may use sick leave in quarter-hour increments.

An exempt employee (01) will be credited with 12 days of sick leave on hire and will continue to accrue one day per month, to a maximum of 60 days.  Exempt employees will charge their sick leave account in half-day increments.  Absences of less than four hours are not charged to sick leave.  Sick leave accrual will be prorated for exempt employees who work less than 40 hours per week and 12 months per year.

Accrued and available sick leave for employees is shown (in hours) at the bottom of each paycheck stub.