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Sick Leave

SICK LEAVE - FACULTY 

  • Faculty employees are awarded 10 days of sick leave upon employment.
  • Additional sick leave is earned at the rate of one work day of sick leave per month.
  • No more than 90 days of paid sick leave may be accumulated.
  • Charges against sick leave accumulation are made only during the nine or twelve months of the agreement.
  • No compensation or other benefit is received for sick leave not taken.
  • Sick leave may be used for your personal injury or illness, or for the illness of a spouse, dependent child, or parent.
  • Sick leave may also be used for visits to the doctor or dentist.
  • Sick leave is not paid out upon termination from Samford.
  • Sick leave balances are maintained by the Payroll department and are printed on your paycheck statements.
  • Sick leave should be noted appropriately on your Monthly Attendance Reports.

SICK LEAVE - STAFF 

  • All full time staff employees earn 12 days sick leave per year.
  • Maximum sick leave accrual is 90 days.
  • Biweekly paid staff employees accrue sick leave over 26 pay periods.
  • Monthly paid staff employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per month.
  • Sick leave may be taken after you have completed three months of continuous full time employment.
  • Sick leave may be used for your personal injury or illness, or for the illness of a spouse, dependent child, or parent.
  • Sick leave may also be used for visits to the doctor or dentist.
  • You may be required to furnish a doctor's statement when 5 continuous days or more are missed from work.
  • Supervisors have the right to require a doctor's statement for any absence regardless of the duration.
  • You may use sick leave with pay only up to the total amount accrued.
  • Sick leave may not be advanced.
  • Sick leave is not paid out upon termination from Samford.
  • Sick leave should be noted appropriately on time sheets for bi-weekly paid employees and on Attendance Reports for monthly paid employees.
  • Sick leave balances are maintained by the Payroll department and are printed on your paycheck statements once you are eligible to utilize sick leave.

Sick Leave Frequently Asked Questions

  • Whom should I contact when I need to take a sick day?
    If you are off work due to personal or family illness, you should contact your direct supervisor. If you anticipate being off work for an extended period of time, a letter should be submitted to your supervisor indicating the anticipated duration of leave and the expected date of return to work. You must also at that time contact Human Resources regarding FMLA.
  • What happens when I reach the 90 day maximum?
    You will cease to accrue additional sick days until you have depleted some of your balance.
  • Will I receive my unused sick time when I retire?
    No. Sick time will not pay out when you retire.
  • Does my sick time roll?
    Yes, you will continue to accumulate sick time until you reach the 90 day maximum.

 

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