Title 17. Education

Chapter 10. Institutions of Learning in General

Part III. Sick Leave for Unclassified, Nonteaching, Academic Personnel in Public Colleges and Universities Under the Appropriate Management Boards


17:2149      Use of sick leave; non-teaching personnel


A. (1) Sick leave with pay may be taken by an employee who has sufficient leave to his credit for the following: 


(a) Illness or injury which prevents performance of his usual duties. 


(b) Medical, dental, or optical consultation or treatment. 


(c) Care for an immediate family member who is ill or injured. 


(d) Accompanying an immediate family member to a medical, dental, or optical consultation or treatment. 


(2) As used in this Subsection, “immediate family member” means a spouse, parent, or child of an employee. 


B. The minimum charge for sick leave shall be four hours ( ½ day) and if more, shall be charged in hour increments to the nearest hour. 


C. The employee may use sick leave for maternity purposes when postnatal or prenatal condition of the employee prevents the performance of usual duties provided the employee has sufficient sick leave credit. The limit to the use of sick leave for a postnatal condition is six weeks except if a physician certifies inability to return to work. 


D. (1) An appointing authority may advance sick leave with pay in an amount not exceeding twenty-two working days to an unclassified employee who has exhausted all his sick leave. 


(2) The value of any advanced sick leave which has not been repaid at the time of the employee separation from the unclassified service shall be deducted from his last paycheck or paid in cash to the appointing authority unless the separation is for the purpose of moving to another state agency, in which case the advanced sick leave shall be forwarded to the agency accepting him as an employee. 


(3) Upon separation caused by disability, death, or retirement, all advanced sick leave shall be cancelled. 


E. Upon death or retirement of an unclassified employee, sick leave accrued to his credit shall be computed and the value thereof shall be paid to him provided that the sick leave had been accrued under established leave regulations and a daily attendance record has been maintained for the employee by his supervisor, except that such payment shall not exceed the value of twenty-five working days computed on the basis of a five-day week and on a four-week per month basis for personnel employed on a less than twelve-month employment basis and on the basis of a five-day week and fifty-two week year for twelve-month employees. The rate of pay shall be computed utilizing the base rate the employee is receiving at the time of termination. 


Added by Acts 1974, No. 339, § 1. Amended by Acts 1975, No. 723, § 1; Acts 2020, No. 241, § 1, eff. June 11, 2020.