(a) Purpose The Catastrophic Leave Policy is designed to assist employees who have exhausted paid time credits due to serious or catastrophic illness, injury or condition of the employee or his/her family. This policy allows other employees to make voluntary grants of time to that employee so that s/he can remain in a paid status for a longer period of time, thus partially ameliorating the financial impact of the illness, injury or condition. (b) Program Eligibility Leave credits may voluntarily be transferred from one or more donating employees to another receiving employee under the following conditions: 1. The receiving employee is a permanent full orRead More →

An employee who is injured or who becomes ill while on vacation may be paid for sick leave in lieu of vacation provided that the employee: (1) was hospitalized during the period for which sick leave is claimed, or, (2) received medical treatment or diagnosis and presents a statement indicating illness or disability signed by a physician covering the period for which sick leave is claimed, or, (3) was preparing for or attending the funeral of a member of the immediate family. To have sick leave considered in lieu of vacation the request and substantiation must be provided within 10 days of the employees’ returnRead More →

If the appointing authority has been informed through a doctor’s report of a medical examination that an employee is not capable of properly performing his/her duties, he/she may require the employee to absent himself/herself from work until the incapacity is remedied.  During such absence the employee may utilize any accumulated sick leave, vacation, holiday and compensatory time.Read More →

When an employee who has been working as extra help is appointed to a permanent position such appointee may receive credit for such extra help period of service in computing accumulated sick leave, provided that no credit shall be given for service preceding any period of more than 28 consecutive calendar days in which an employee was not in a pay status. If an employee who has unused sick leave accrued is laid off and subsequently re‑employed in a permanent position, such sick leave credits shall be restored upon reemployment.  The employee shall not have any portion of sick leave credits restored for which he/sheRead More →

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 thatRead More →

Usage Employees are entitled to be paid for sick leave used, to a maximum of the time accrued, under the following conditions: (1) Sick leave may be used for an employee or an immediate family member, for preventive care or diagnosis, care or treatment of an existing health condition, or for specified purposes if the employee is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. (2) Any approved leave of absence provided for by any applicable local, state or federal law in which the law grants the employee the right to use accrued sick leave. (3) The employee’s preparation for or attendance at theRead More →

14.1 Accrual All employees, except extra help, shall accrue sick leave at the rate of 3.7 hours for each biweekly pay period of full-time work.  Such accrual shall be prorated for any employees, except extra help, who work less than full time during a pay period. For the purpose of this Section absence in a pay status shall be considered work.Read More →