The use of sick leave guards against the loss of income during a prolonged illness; therefore, it may be accumulated without limitation. The use of sick leave may be authorized by the manager when an employee is absent because of the employee's own illness, injury or disability (including pregnancy disability) or the employee's own dental, eye, or other physical or medical examination or treatment.
How Much Sick Leave Do I Accrue?
Full-time, eligible employees accrue 8 hours per month after meeting a qualifying pay period. A qualifying month of service is 11 days on pay status in a pay period.
Employees who work less than full time but are eligible to receive sick leave credit, accrue on a pro-rated basis. Example: employees who work 20 hours per week accrue 4 hours per month.
What Are Approved Uses for Sick Leave?
You may generally use your sick leave for your own illness/injury, medical appointments, and family care. For specific details as to when you may use your sick leave, refer to the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement:
Note: Sick leave must be taken in units of no less than one hour. Exempt employees must charge sick leave usage in full-day increments.