Sick Leave Benefits

The College provides a program of sick leave with pay for staff (non faculty) employees.

A full-time, 35-hour-per-week employee earns sick leave at the rate of 5.83 hours a working month. A 40- hour-per-week employee earns at the rate of 6.67 hours per month. Half-time employees earn on a pro-rata basis.

Unused, earned sick leave is cumulative from year to year in the following way: full-time, 35-hour-per-week employees may accumulate up to 910 hours of sick leave, while 40-hour-employees may accumulate up to 1,040 hours of sick leave.

Sick leave may be used only after it has been earned. Sick leave is not earned during periods of leave or lay off.

Sick leave may be used for:

medical or dental appointments;

family and medical leave;

an employee's disability not covered under workers' compensation;

illness or injury of an employee or family member;

absence because of the death of a family member.

Family member is defined as parent, spouse, daughter, son, brother, sister, grandparent, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, parent-in-law, grandchild, legal guardian or any relative living in the household.

The employee is expected to give the supervisor reasonable advance notice of any expected absence. In case of unexpected absence, the employee is responsible for notifying the supervisor as soon as possible and updating the supervisor if absence will be longer than originally expected.

The employee's benefits are not affected by sick leave with pay.

Sick leave taken must be indicated on the Monthly Leave and Work Report or Biweekly Timesheet.

Policy No.  307  Issued  1/1/2004