PDA 14.3 Procedures for Requesting and Approving Sick Leave

When the requirement for sick leave is known to the employee in advance of the absence, the employee shall request authorization for sick leave at such time, in the manner hereinafter specified. In all other instances the employee shall notify his/her supervisor as promptly as possible by telephone or other means. If an employee does not return to work prior to the preparation of the payroll, other arrangements may be made with the approval of the department head and the Controller.

The department head may require a physician’s statement from an employee who applies for sick leave, or make whatever investigation into the circumstances that appears warranted before taking action on the request.