Sick Leave is an accrued benefit, which may be used to care for yourself, an ill or injured immediate family member, or for extended bereavement following the death of a family member, in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. To be entitled to use Sick Leave, an employee must be in active employment status. Sick Leave is earned at the rate of eight hours (one day) for each full-time qualifying pay period of service. Part-time employees earn sick leave on a pro-rata basis.
A qualifying pay period consists of 11 days or more of pay in a pay period for full-time and part-time employees. There is no limit to the amount of Sick Leave you can accumulate. The amount of Sick Leave used for family members may be controlled by your collective bargaining agreement.