Sick leave credits earned at the rate of 8 hours each month or 96 hours each year shall be provided for full-time or part-time employees with a permanent, probationary, trainee, or time-limited permanent appointment. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely and may be used to extend an employee's creditable service upon retirement. In addition, vacation leave in excess of 240 hours (30 days) on December 31 of each year shall be converted to sick leave. Sick leave may be taken off in 1/4 hour increments.
Sick leave can be used for:
- Medical appointments
- Illness of a member of the immediate family. (The family is defined as spouse, parents, and children, including step relationships. If other dependents are living in the employee's household, sick leave may be taken then)
- Death in the immediate family. (For this purpose, immediate family is defined as spouse, parents, children, brother, sister, grandparents, and grandchildren. Also included are the step, half and in-law relationships.)
- Actual period of disability connected with pregnancy
- Adoption of a child, limited to a maximum of 30 days for each parent (which is equivalent to a biological mother's period of temporary disability)
- Donation to a state employee that qualifies for Voluntary Shared Leave
The University may ask you to submit a doctor's certificate to verify sick leave.
Sick leave is not allowable in terminal leave payments when an employee separates from State service. When you retire, your unused sick leave may be converted to retirement credits if you are a Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) participant.
Sick leave shall be reinstated if an employee returns to a leave earning position within five years.