Sick Leave Bank

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What is the Sick Leave Bank?

The Sick Leave Bank lets workers continue collecting their pay while they are out of work under doctor's care. It can only be used after the employee has been off work for 30 days and has exhausted all other leave options.

Why join the Sick Leave Bank?

  • It secures your position with PGCPS while you are out sick.
  • It ensures you continue to receive your fringe benefits while you are out of work.
  • It gives you full pay so you can focus on your recovery without financial worry.

When can you join the Sick Leave Bank?

New employees can join the Sick Leave Bank within 30 days of their hiring date. Other employees can join during the open enrollment period, which is between July 1 and September 30.

What do you need to do to join?

To join the Sick Leave Bank, you must contribute two days of sick leave each year and submit a form to the union. Click here to download the form. Contact Lisa Hayes-Clemons at [email protected] for more information.

What happens when you need to use the Sick Leave Bank?

You must fill out an application to use the Sick Leave Bank. You can only apply after you are off work for 30 days and you have exhausted all of your leave. Your physician will need to complete parts of the form, as well as your supervisor. Please verify the dates that your physician puts on the form to ensure there are no gaps in your Sick Leave Bank coverage.

Each application is valid for 30 days. Every 30 days, you must submit the form again to continue using the Sick Leave Bank. Even if your doctor writes that you cannot return to work for 60 days, you still need to submit the form again at the 30-day mark.