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Sick Leave


  • Full-time employees accrue eight (8) hours of sick leave per each qualifying pay period.
  • Part-time employees earn sick leave on a pro-rate basis.
  • Employees must receive 11 days of pay in a pay period to accrue sick leave credits for that month.
  • Sick leave credits may not be used prior to their accrual, which occurs on the first day of the following pay period.
  • There is no maximum accrual for sick leave.
  • Unused sick leave may be converted into service credit at retirement in accordance with CalPERS guidelines.


  • Employee is responsible for reporting absences to the appropriate administrator as soon as possible in compliance with department policies.
  • An employee may be required to provide a licensed health care provider's statement or other appropriate verification when absent due to illness/injury. An employee shall not normally be required to provide verification for an absence of five (5) consecutive days or less.
  • Use of sick leave may be authorized by the supervisor for the following absences:
    • Employee's own illness, injury or disability related to pregnancy.
    • Employee's own dental, eye or other physical or medical examination/treatments by a licensed practitioner.
    • Illness or injury in the immediate family as defined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreements for non-represented employees.