Thursday, January 10, 2008

Unused Sick Leave Goes Away When You Quit

Question from a represented employee:
Is it possible to convert my accumulated sick leave into service credit?

Answer (courtesy of Vice President for Representation Dennis Dillon):
Sick leave is a benefit that the employer provides. If an employee quits or is fired it disappears. If an employee is vested and retires under CalPERS their sick leave will convert into service credit. The employee would need to check with CalPERS for details.


Unknown said...

Although you are entitled to use up to five sick days at a time before you are requested to provide a doctor note.

Editor said...

For readers who don't have the reference handy, Joseph's referring to this section of the 2007-2009 contract:
"15.7 An employee may be required to provide a physician's statement or other appropriate verification when absent five (5) or more consecutive days due to illness/injury. An employee shall not normally be required to provide such a statement or verification for an absence of five (5) consecutive days or less charged to sick leave."