All eligible employees with a minimum of 80 hours paid time in a pay period accrue sick leave. 12-month employees will earn 8 hours of sick leave per month. 9-month, 10-month, and 11-month employees will earn 8 hours of sick leave for each contracted month of employment. Accruals are reflected on the first of the month following the month of service.
Employees accrue sick leave the first of the month following the month of service. Employees may carry days forward from one month to the next. Sick leave has no balance maximum. Employees terminating employment for any reason will have their accrued, unused hours of sick leave transferred to the Missouri State Employee Retirement System (MOSERS). Leave will not be approved with less than two weeks from termination.
Sick leave may be used for an employee’s personal or family member’s illness, preventive care, and medical and dental appointments. When advance notice is possible, employees who are entitled to leave benefits must request leave from their supervisor in advance and record leave taken.
Leave taken beyond an employee’s available sick leave balance may be unpaid unless otherwise required under state or federal law.
LINE OF AUTHORITY
Responsible administrator or office: Human Resources
Contact person in that office: Amy Ames
Approved by President: January 2022