Sick Days (Faculty)

Title: Sick Days (Faculty)
Approved by
Date Approved:
Effective Date: 01/01/2014 
Responsible Official
Responsible University Office
Revision History
Related Legislation and University Policies
Review Period: 5 years
Date of Last Review
Relates to: faculty
Exclusions: executive staff, senior staff, staff, temporary employees

Policy Statement

The following schedule states the sick days available for absences due to personal or family illness, personal medical, family medical, and parenting reasons under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Absences and Leave Policy. Years of service are based on anniversary date, and the allowance shown is for the year, not for each occurrence.  An employee may draw from their sick day balance up to a maximum of twenty-six (26) weeks within any twelve (12) month time period for personal medical reasons. Employees may draw on this time over the year but may not carry the time forward to the next year nor include it in termination pay calculations.

Paid Time

Years of Service

Full Pay +

60% Pay

< 1 year

1 2/3 day 
per month(s) worked

 
1 year to <3 years

1 month +

1 month

3 years to <5 years

2 months +

1 month

5 years to <10 years

3 months +

3 months

10+ years

6 months +

0 months

Faculty have the option to use up to a total of eight (8) days annually of their unused paid sick days for bereavement, parenting for foster custody care, or family illness or family medical reasons.  Employees who are on an approved family medical leave or family military service member leave under the Family Medical Leave Act can use up to twelve (12) sick days annually for this leave (minus any sick days they may have taken for bereavement, parenting for foster care, or family illness not covered by Family and Medical Leave Act leave).

Employees must use all unused vacation days after they have exhausted their sick day allowance prior to commencing any unpaid personal medical leave.  Employees must also use all unused vacation days prior to commencing any unpaid family medical or parenting leave.  An employee who adopts a child and is the primary caregiver can use up to six (6) weeks of their unused paid sick days based on leave eligibility.  If the other parent/domestic partner is an employee, he or she can use up to a total of eight (8) days annually of their unused paid sick day balance.  See Adoption Leave Policy.

Documentation will be required by the Employee Relations Office for all intermittent leaves and leaves exceeding 5 consecutive days.

Policy Administration: Chair

References: Family and Medical Leave Act, 1993; Faculty Handbook, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Absences and Leave Policy, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Absences and Leave Procedure, Adoption LeavePaid Parental Leave.