Paid sick leave provides eligible employees with a means of financial security during periods when medical conditions, including pregnancy related disabilities, make it impossible for the employee to work.
Regular and extended temporary staff employees earn sick leave, beginning from the first day of employment, according to the following schedule, and may be used as accrued:
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Other temporary staff employees earn sick leave, beginning with the first day of employment, according to the following schedule, but may not be used until after 90 days of service:
One (1) hour of sick leave per each thirty-seven (37) hours worked (leave does not accrue while using leave), not to exceed fifty-six (56) hours per calendar year.
In accordance with the D.C. Sick and Safe Leave Act, sick leave may be used for the following reasons:
1. An absence resulting from a physical or mental illness, injury, or medical condition of the employee;
2. An absence resulting from obtaining professional medical diagnosis or care or preventive medical care for the employee; or
3. An absence for the purpose for caring for a family member who has any of the conditions or needs diagnosis or care described in numbers 1 and 2 above, not to exceed 56 hours per calendar year.
4. An employee may also use sick leave for an absence if the employee or the employee's family member is a victim of stalking, domestic violence, or sexual abuse not to exceed 56 hours per calendar year. The absence may be pertaining to seeking medical attention for the staff member or family member, seeking services from a victim services organization, obtaining psychological or other counseling or temporarily or permanently relocating.
5. An immediate family member (per the Act) is defined as a spouse, registered domestic partner, son or daughter (biological, adopted, foster, stepchild, legal ward, grandchild or a child of a person standing in loco parentis), siblings (including step-siblings and half-siblings), a parent (including step-parents or a person who has acted in loco parentis), a parent of a spouse, spouses of children, and spouses of siblings.
Sick leave may not be borrowed in advance unless approved through the Sick Leave Loan Program.
Faculty members who have not accrued sick leave and who are involuntarily transferred to staff status within their division are credited with a bank account of nine days of sick leave for every full year of continuous service at Gallaudet. Prior service is not recognized when establishing the bank of sick leave.