January 20, 2016

Sick Leave

All eligible employees earn four hours of sick leave per pay period from the time they are employed; it is credited on the last day of each pay period. There is no waiting period for using sick leave. Sick leave for part-time employees is earned in proportion to the amount of time in pay status during each pay period. There is no limit to the amount of sick leave employees may accrue.

Earned sick leave may be approved for time off from work because of exposure to a contagious disease that may endanger others; for personal visits to doctors or dentists; and for personal illness that includes disability caused, or contributed to, by pregnancy.

As an Academic Personnel or TEAMS employee, you also may use your sick leave in reasonable amounts for illness, injury, or death within your immediate family pending supervisory approval. In instances of a serious medical condition of you or a member of your family, you may be eligible for an extended medical leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Parental leave is also available.

Sick Leave Pool

The university’s Sick Leave Pool enables employees to combine a portion of their accrued sick leave for collective use. Sick Leave Pool Open Enrollment is October 1-31 each year. Employees who join the Sick Leave Pool may be able to draw upon the pool because of personal catastrophic illness or injury.

If you are transferring from a State of Florida agency, contact University Benefits at (352) 392-2477 or central-leave@ufl.edu as soon as possible for Sick Leave Pool information.

For details and an application, visit http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/leave/sick-leave/sick-leave-pool.