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Sick Leave


Full-time administrative employees are granted 20 sick days during the 1st year of employment, 40 during the 2nd year, and 60 during the 3rd year and thereafter.

Full-time hourly staff employees are granted 15 sick days at the start of each fiscal year, with a maximum accumulation of 60 days.Any accumulated sick days at the end of each fiscal year will roll over to the new fiscal year, not to exceed the maximum. Eligibility begins with the first day of regular full-time employment.

For new employees, employees who work the academic year, or 10 or 11 months, sick leave will be prorated to the nearest full day increment.

An employee may use sick days for medical/disabilities including pregnancy. Medical documentation may be requested of any individual after missing three (3) consecutive days.  Sick leave pay must not be drawn in advance.

Sick leave is allowable for the personal illness of an employee's dependents/spouse/parents (5 day limit per year) to be deducted from sick leave. Days exceeding 5 for dependents/spouse/parents will be charged to vacation.

Sick leave pay is a benefit intended to financially assist an employee when s/he is unable to work. An employee will not be paid for unused sick leave. Unused sick leave will be forfeited at the end of the year for salaried personnel.

Sick leave may be used for doctor and dental appointments.


This policy applies to all the employees of the University.


18-Mar-2015 - Date conversion to KB


Policy information

Employee Policy 300.04.17


Executive Director for Human Resources

Approved by

Vice President for Business Affairs/ CFO

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