Sick leave benefits shall be available to all monthly unit members covered by this
Agreement. New unit members shall not be eligible to take more than six (6)
days, or the proportionate amount to which he/she is entitled, until the first day of
the calendar month after completion of six (6) months of active service.
Unit members with a full-time assignment shall accrue sick leave at the
rate of eight (8) hours per month, beginning with the first (1st) month in
which the unit member begins work in the District on or before the
fifteenth (15th) of the month. The accrual shall be proportional for
assignments other than full time.
A unit member shall report an absence of any duration to his/her
immediate supervisor, or supervisor's designee prior to or during the first
working hour of the unit member's shift unless an emergency makes
notification impossible. One (1) notice to the unit member's supervisor or
designee of the unit member's intent to be off consecutive days shall meet
the requirements for notification for the entire period absent if the
estimated duration of the absence is specified at the time of initial notice.
Changes in the estimated duration of the absence shall be reported to the
immediate supervisor as soon as possible. A unit member in a Maintenance & Operations classification, shall report an absence of any duration to his/her immediate supervisor, or supervisor's designee, in accordance with the timelines below unless an emergency
makes notification impossible.
First Shift: Must report absence no later than the first fifteen (15)
minutes of the shift start time;
Second Shift: Must report absence by 2:00 p.m. on the day the shift
Third Shift: Must report absence by 7:00 p.m. on the day the shift
If a substitute is working for the Maintenance & Operations unit member
in his/her absence, and the unit member returns to work without notifying
the appropriate supervisor, the unit member will be sent home for the day.
The timesheet will be posted as vacation leave for the first occurrence
during the fiscal year, and marked as unauthorized leave without pay for
any subsequent occurrence.
All requests for sick leave shall be in writing upon the appropriate District
form, and shall be filed with the immediate supervisor within twenty-four
(24) hours of the unit member’s return to work. In the case of a prolonged
absence, a sick leave form shall be filed with the supervisor for each time
reporting period. Sick leave not reported on the appropriate form following the unit
member’s return to work shall be considered undocumented sick leave and
the unit member will be charged the unreported time as leave without pay.
The supervisor shall ask the unit member for their sick leave form prior to
posting the unit member’s absence as leave without pay.
A physician's statement shall be required on the District's prescribed form
or upon the physician's official stationery for leaves of duration greater
than five (5) days. The physician's statement shall include the date on
which the health condition began and a statement that the unit member is
unable to perform her/his assigned duties. In cases of prolonged absences,
the physician’s statement shall also include the estimated duration of the
condition. A physician’s statement for unit members whose absence has
not extended beyond five (5) days shall only be required when the unit
member has demonstrated abusive usage of sick leave and the unit
member has been previously counseled by their supervisor on their usage
of sick lea
Accrued full-salary sick leave credit may be used for the following
reasons: absence from duty because of the unit member’s illness,
injury, medical or dental appointment, exposure to contagious disease,
or disability due to pregnancy. Accumulated benefits may also be used
for personal necessity, herein defined, and in connection with leaves
arising from industrial accident and illness.