The Sick Leave Bank was established under the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement (Article 20.2). It is intended to provide paid leave time to members who:
- are absent from work due to a non-work related injury or illness where there is a reasonable expectation, based on medical documentation, of the member returning to the position held at the time a medical leave due to the illness or injury began. The Sick Leave Bank is not intended as a substitute for Long-Term Disability Insurance protection.
- need paid leave time until an approved application for Long-Term Disability Insurance benefit becomes effective.
- are absent from work due to parental leave or serious illness of a family household member.
If you are out of work for five or more days, you must apply to your department (for instance, your supervisor) for a leave from your position. Departmental approval of your leave secures your job and benefits while you are on an approved leave.