AFSCME: 19.2 Usage

Employees are entitled to be paid for sick leave used, to a maximum of the time accrued, under the following conditions:

  • The employee’s illness, injury, or exposure to contagious disease which incapacitates him/her from performance of duties.

    This includes disabilities caused or contributed to by pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth, and recovery therefrom as determined by a licensed physician, or, under the Kaiser plan, a licensed health care professional.

  • The employee’s receipt of required medical or dental care or consultation.
  • The employee’s attendance on a member of the immediate family who is ill.
  • The employee’s preparation for or attendance at the funeral of a member of the immediate family.

    For the purpose of this Section, immediate family means parent, spouse, domestic partner, son, daughter, sibling, stepchild, mother-in‑law, father-in‑law, grandparent or grandchild.

    For the purpose of paragraph (4) above only, immediate family also includes son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent-in-law, and sibling-in-law. Use of sick leave for this expanded definition is limited to a maximum of three days if travel is required.

  • The employee’s attendance to an adoptive child or to a child born to the employee or the employee’s spouse for up to six (6) weeks immediately after the birth or arrival of the child in the home.