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The purpose of sick leave is to provide leave for you to treat and/or recover from personal illness or to tend to the illness of an immediate family member (child, parent or legal spouse) which requires your personal attention.

Staff employees who are categorized as regular full-time or regular part-time with benefits earn sick leave.  Full-time staff employees earn one (1) day of sick leave per full calendar month worked.  Regular part-time employees earn a pro-rated amount of sick leave based on the percentage of full-time which they work.

You may not use sick leave before it is earned.

You will continue to earn sick leave while on paid leave, but you will not earn sick leave while on unpaid leave, except in the case of certain types of military leave.  See the “Military Leave” section of the handbook.

Your supervisor may request proof of the illness and an explanation why your personal attention is required prior to approving payment for sick leave.  Sick leave may be disallowed if you do not report to your supervisor within two (2) hours after your regular time to report to work.  In addition, you will be required to submit a doctor’s certificate verifying the illness after three (3) consecutive missed workdays.  Exempt employees with accumulated sick leave may request sick leave in one-half (½) day increments.

You are not paid for any unused sick leave upon termination of your employment with the University.

For absences that qualify as Family and Medical Leave, please see the Family and Medical Leave section of the Handbook.


  • Submit time sheet showing hours used for sick leave.  Record the hours under the “SICK” column.
  • Accumulated sick hours are reflected on your check stub. 





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