Sick Time Accruals for Staff
- Non-exempt staff members accrue leave at the rate of one regular scheduled working day per month from date of hire. Leave is accrued up to a maximum of 180 days during any month in which a staff member is paid.
- Exempt staff members start the fiscal year with 30 days of sick leave which cannot be accrued.
Sick leave is not payable upon termination.
Sick Time Use for Staff
- To care for yourself or your family member with a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition, need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition, or need for preventive medical care
- To care for an infant or newly adopted child under 18 years of age, or for a newly placed foster child under 18 years of age, or for an adopted or foster child older than 18 years of age if the child is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability, completed within 12 months after birth or placement of the child
- To recover from or seek treatment for a health condition that renders you unable to perform at least one of the essential functions of your regular position
- Absences associated with the death of a family member by:
- Attending the funeral or alternative to a funeral of the family member
- Making arrangements necessitated by the death of the family member
- Grieving the death of the family member
- Absences related to domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking
- To seek legal or law enforcement assistance or remedies to ensure the health and safety of yourself or your minor child or dependent, including preparing for and participating in protective order proceedings or other civil or criminal legal proceedings related to domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking
- To seek medical treatment for or to recover from injuries caused by domestic violence or sexual assault or harassment or stalking that you or your minor child or dependent experienced
- To obtain, or to assist a minor child or dependent in obtaining, counseling from a licensed mental health professional related to an experience of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking
- To obtain services from a victim services provider for yourself or your minor child or dependent
- To relocate or take steps to secure an existing home to ensure your health and safety or that of your minor child or dependent;
- In the event of a public health emergency, including but not limited to:
- Closure of your place of business, or the school or place of care of your child, by order of a public official due to a public health emergency
- A determination by a lawful public health authority or a health care provider that your presence or your family member in the community would jeopardize the health of others
- Your exclusion from the workplace under any law or rule that requires your employer to exclude you from the workplace for health reasons
- Covered family members include your spouse, same-gender domestic partner, biological child, adopted child, stepchild, foster child, same-gender domestic partner’s child, parent, adoptive parent, stepparent, foster parent, parent-in-law, same-gender domestic partner’s parent, grandparent, grandchild, and any individual with whom an employee has or had an in loco parentis* relationship.
- Medical certification is required if the absence exceeds five working days.
- Family Medical Leave may also be applicable.
- Sick leave may also be used to supplement short-term disability.
- Absences that exceed sick leave will be charged to vacation before placing an employee in unpaid status.