Sick/Medical Leave

Sick/Medical Leave

It is the policy of Central College to provide compensation for eligible exempt and non-exempt employees for absences from work due to sick/medical leave in accordance with the guidelines established below.

1.  Eligibility 

All employees at .50 FTE or more per year are eligible for paid sick/medical leave. Employees who work less than .50 FTE, temporary employees, and faculty are not eligible for paid sick/medical leave. 

2.  Availability

Eligible employees will have 80 hours of sick/medical leave for use at the beginning of each fiscal year*.  For employees who are less than full time but eligible for sick/medical leave, the hours will be prorated according to their budgeted hours or percentage of full-time equivalent. New employees will receive until the end of their first fiscal year of employment a prorated number of hours of sick/medical leave. Unused hours are not carried over in addition to the full annual allocation.

*Fiscal year is defined as July 1 – June 30 for exempt employees. Fiscal year is determined by the way the pay periods fall within the July 1 – June 30 time frame for non-exempt employees.

3.  General guidelines

Sick/medical leave is to be used for the following:

  1. Personal illness
  2. Unpaid time for work related injury
  3. Illness of an immediate family member
  4. Maternity leave
  5. Extended bereavement leave with approval of the appropriate Vice President in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources.

Sick/medical leave may not be used for:

  1. Personal business
  2. Vacation