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Sick Leave

Sick leave provides time off with pay due to personal injury or illness‚ medical examinations or treatments by a licensed practitioner‚ or to care for ill or injured family members.

Eligibility

Sick leave is accrued after a month of qualifying service (11 days for salaried employees and 160 hours for hourly employees). All employees are eligible for sick leave except for the following:

Accrual Rate & Amount

Full-time employees accrue eight hours of sick leave after each qualifying month of service. The amount earned is pro-rated based on an employee’s status (full-time, part-time). There is no limit to the amount of sick leave that may be accrued.

Usage

 

Sick Leave for Family Care Maximums

Bargaining Unit

Contract Provision

Article

Unit 1 - Union of American Physicians & Dentists

Illness or injury in the immediate family; and sick leave for family care is primarily for emergency situations. Up to five (5) days of accrued sick leave credit may be used for family care during any one (1) calendar year.

14.7

Units 2,5,7 & 9 - CSU Employees Union

Sick leave for family care is primarily for emergency situations. Up to five (5) days of accrued sick leave credit may be used for family care during any one (1) calendar year. The appropriate administrator may authorize an additional five (5) days of accrued sick leave credit for family care during one (1) calendar year.

15.8

Unit 3 - California Faculty Association

Sick leave for family care is primarily for emergency situations. Up to forty (40) hours of accrued sick leave credit may be used for family care during any one (1) calendar year.

24.12

Unit 4 - Academic Professionals of California

Sick leave for family care is primarily for emergency situations. Up to five (5) days of accrued sick leave credit may be used for family care during any one (1) calendar year. The appropriate administrator may authorize the use of additional sick leave for family care.

19.12

Unit 6 - State Employees Trade Council

Sick leave for family care, as defined in 18.10, is primarily for emergency situations. Up to seven (7) days of accrued sick leave credit may be used for family care during any one (1) calendar year. The appropriate administrator may authorize the use of additional sick leave for family care upon request by an employee. Upon mutual agreement between the employee and appropriate administrator, an employee may use more than seven (7) days of sick leave for Family Care and Medical Leave as provided in Article 19.

18.9

Unit 8 – Statewide University Police Association

Up to five (5) days of accrued sick leave credit may be used for family care during any one calendar year.

22.2

* Please Note: Some bargaining agreements allow employees with family care sick leave beyond the maximums outlined above. See the appropriate collective bargaining agreement for more specific information.

Separations, Transfers & Restoration of Credit