A4300.10 Sick Leave

Operating Standard

Type: Administrative
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Sick leave shall be interpreted to mean illness or injury of the employee or immediate family or household as required by law. The immediate family, for the purposes of this section, shall include the spouse, civil union partner, domestic partner, children, stepchildren, parents, stepparents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, grandparents‑in‑law, grandchildren, parents‑in‑law, brothers‑in‑law, sisters‑in‑law, and legal guardians.

Sick leave shall be granted at the rate of eighteen (18) days per year for all full‑time employees not covered by the SCC/SCEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Sick leave beyond the annual number of days granted shall not be expended except in cases of medical emergency of the individual or any member of the household.

If applicable, sick leave shall be accumulated without limit, and, in accordance with applicable statutory provisions.  Employees will not be reimbursed for unused sick leave upon termination of his/her employment.  Unused sick leave shall be applied toward service credit for retirement in accordance with the State Universities Retirement System (SURS).  Full-time employees can see their balance by the Leave Plan link on their time card.

Sick leave can be taken in one hour increments for those not covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Board and administration reserves the right to require a certification from a physician for the use of sick leave. 

Revised:  June 2015, October 2015, July 2016, July 2017, October 2019


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