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Sick Leave

Faculty and Professional Employees

All full-time academic faculty and professional employees (A and B contracts) receive 30 days of sick leave the first day of employment. After the first year of employment, two days of sick leave per month are accrued. A maximum of 96 days of sick leave can be carried forward from one fiscal year to the next.

Sick leave is paid time off and may be used for:

  • Personal illness.
  • Care of family members with illness, injury, medical, optometry, or dental appointments. Up to 15 days of sick leave may be used each year to care for family members.
  • Death in the family. Faculty and professional employees may take up to 10 days of sick leave for the death of an immediate family member.

Extended Sick Leave

For faculty and professional employees who have exhausted their sick leave and are unable to return to work, the university offers extended sick leave. Extended sick leave is paid leave granted by the university president. For faculty and professional employees who have exhausted their sick leave and are unable to return to work, the university offers extended sick leave. Extended sick leave is paid leave granted by the university president.

Requesting Sick Leave

Faculty and professional employees request leave in a minimum of half-day increments.

Most departments use the i-Leave program to submit leave requests. If you have not received your i-Leave user name and password, please check with your department for the sick leave process.

Classified Employees

Full-time classified employees accumulate 10 hours of sick leave per month. Part-time classified employees earn a prorated sick leave based on full-time equivalent service. Sick leave may be used immediately after it is earned. Leave is paid time for:

  • Personal illness.
  • Care for family members with illness, injury, medical, optometry, or dental appointments.
  • Death in the family.

Requesting Sick Leave

You may request sick leave in minimum 15-minute increments.

Most departments use the i-Leave program to submit leave requests. If you have not received your i-Leave user name and password, please check with your department for the sick leave process.

Part-Time Employees and Instructors

Part-time employees and instructors do not accrue sick leave.

Post-Doctoral Scholars

Post-doctoral scholars receive 15 days of sick leave the first day of employment. After a year, scholars accrue 1.25 days of sick leave each month. Sick leave is paid time off and may be used for personal illness, care of an ill family member, doctor appointments, or death in the family. Only 15 days of leave may be carried over each month.

Most departments use the i-Leave program to submit leave requests. If you have not received your i-Leave user name and password, please check with your department for the sick leave process.