A. Absence of an employee from duty with pay when the employee is physically incapacitated to do his job or for related reasons is known as sick leave. Sick leave may also be used by an employee to avoid his exposure of a contagious disease to co-workers or when the presence of contagious disease in an employee’s immediate family requires the employee’s personal care, or for dental, optical or medical examinations or treatment.

B. Earning Rate for Full-time Employees: Employees earn sick leave at the rate of four-hour or one-half workday for each full-bi-weekly pay period sick leave is earned from the first pay period of employment. There is no qualifying period for the earning of sick leave.

C. Earning Rate for Intermittent and/or Part-Time Employees: These employees earn sick leave at the rate described under the Category Column of the Pro Rate Table.

D. Crediting of Sick Leave: Sick leave may be credited to an employee’s account at the beginning of the pay period in which it is earned.

E. Maximum Accumulation: Unused sick leave is accumulated without limit.

F. Granting of Sick Leave: Sick leave is a right, provided the requirements of this sub-section are met. LBJ-ASMCA officials have the authority and responsibility to determine that the nature of the employee’s illness was such as to incapacitate the employee from their job and that other reasons for which sick leave is granted are valid. It is mandatory that an employee furnish documentary evidence in the form of a medical certificate for periods of sick leave in excess of three continuous work days. However, management may require that the employee furnish such certificate for sick certificate for sick leave involving any length of time. The employee who becomes ill is responsible for notifying his supervisor as soon as possible. Required medical certificates shall be submitted together with leave request forms and time sheets as specified by the above reference.

History: Rule 01-2000, eff. Sept. 25, 2000.