BENEFITS - UNIVERSITY STAFF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How is sick leave earned for University Staff?
Q. How is sick leave reported?
Q. When it is appropriate to use sick leave?
Q. Can sick leave be used if there is a death in my immediate family?
Immediate family member is considered to be: employee's spouse, parents and children of an employee, an employee's and employee's spouse's immediate family members, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters and their spouses, children over the age of 18 and their spouses, and any other relative who resides in the same household as the employee.
Q. What benefit does sick leave provide at retirement?
The rate of pay used for purposes of the sick leave conversion is the highest hourly rate of pay received as a state employee.
If you have 15 or more years of University service, additional supplemental sick leave credits are added to the balance, based on your years of service and program maximums.
Q. Do I lose accumulated sick leave not used by the end of the year?
Q: What is Banked Leave (Sabbatical) and I am qualified?
- Annual (Vacation) leave earning rate of 160, 176, or 184 hours may elect to convert not more than 40 hours.
- Annual (Vacation) leave earning rate of 200 hours may elect to convert not more than 80 hours of which not more than 40 may be paid in cash.
- Annual (Vacation) leave earning rate of 216 hours may elect to convert not more than 120 hours of which not more than 40 may be paid in cash.
- Employees with less than the 160 hour rate of vacation may elect to receive not more than 40 hours if they have accumulated at least 520 hours of sick leave at any time during employee's continuous state service.
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