Accrued sick leave may be used for the following reasons:
- Up to five (5) consecutive work days and for personal illnesses, bodily injuries, or exposure to contagious disease which require the employee's confinement or render him/her unable to perform assigned duties, or when returning to work would jeopardize the employee's health or recovery
- Up to five (5) consecutive work days for temporary, emergency care of an ill or injured spouse, domestic partner, child (step, grand, foster, in-law), brother (and in-law), sister (and in-law), parent (step, grand, foster) when not already covered by the W/FMLA.
- Up to five (5) consecutive work days and for employee, employee's spouse/domestic partner or employee's dependents personal medical or dental appointments which cannot be scheduled outside of work hours. When possible, employees should give a minimum of three (3) days notice of appointments.
- For personal and family serious illnesses (see Section V of this policy).
- For a death in the immediate family (refer to Hospital Administrative Policy 9.40-Leave of Absence). Sick leave may not be used before it is earned. An employee's unused sick leave balance in a fiscal year will roll-over into the next fiscal year and will continue to accumulate.
Regular full-time and part-time employees earn sick time. Temporary status employees and students are not eligible.
Sick Leave Accrual
Full-time employees earn sick time at the following rate:
- Salaried Non-Represented
Earn one day (8 hours) per month
12 days per year (96 hours)
- Hourly Non-Represented
Earned at a rate of .04625 hour per hour paid (not to exceed 4.44 hours per pay period)
12 days per year (96 hrs) based on 2080 hours paid
9.40 UW Health Time Off Policy
Income Continuation Insurance
Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program
Supplemental Health Insurance Conversion Credit (SHICC) Program
Accumulated Sick Leave Conversion Credit (ASLCC) Program and Supplemental Health Insurance Conversion Credit (SHICC) Program ETF Fact Sheet (ET-8929)