Sick Leave

adopted: May-1990
last revised: Jan-2017

Twelve (12) paid sick leave days per fiscal year will be granted to each twelve-month full-time employee. An unlimited number of sick leave time may be accumulated.

Sick leave account accumulations will be determined as of the end of each month.

Sick leave days may be accumulated but will not be reimbursed at termination or retirement.

Sick leave may be used only for absences due to an illness, injury, or medical appointment for personal and/or immediate family illnesses and personal disability, unless otherwise required to be exhausted under the College’s policies or pursuant to applicable law. Immediate family is defined as parent, sister, brother, spouse, party to a civil union, child, parent-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, step-parent or anyone regularly residing with the employee. If the personal or immediate family illness lasts over three days, the employee may be required to provide a doctor’s statement attesting to the illness to his or her supervisor in order to receive paid sick leave. Additionally, the employee may be required to provide a “return to work” statement from the attending physician.

Any employee may be required to provide evidence of illness where sick leave abuse is reasonably suspected.