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    Sick Days


    Policy Statement

    Adelphi University provides paid sick leave for its full-time and regular part-time non-faculty employees. Sick leave may be accrued and used under certain conditions.


    Reason for Policy

    The University depends on your regular attendance at work. However, we recognize that there are instances in which you might have to miss work due to your own illness or injury.


    Who Is Governed by this Policy

    Staff


    Policy

    Adelphi University recognizes that illness or injury may necessitate an employee’s absence from work.

    Employees who will be out sick must contact the designated supervisor at least one hour prior to the reporting time whenever possible.

    All full-time employees and part-time employees (working twenty-five hours or more per week on a regularly scheduled basis) are covered.

    Sick day entitlement for union represented employees is covered in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

    Sick days are provided for the illness/injury of the employee only and may not be used for illness of family members or relatives.

    Unused sick days are not payable upon termination of employment.

    Employees may not exceed the allotted sick days in an academic year or they may face disciplinary action. Those who do will not receive pay for any additional days of absence, except for short-term disability. Employees who abuse the sick leave policy, for example frequently taking Friday and/or Monday absences, shall be subject to discipline, up to, and including, termination of employment. (The University may require written documentation from a physician verifying the absence is medically necessary if sick time is abused.)

    Full-Time Non-Union Employees

    Full-time employees accrue up to ten (10) sick days per academic year, accumulated at .83 days per month, paid at full base salary. Up to four (4) unused sick days may be carried over into the following academic year but, in no event, shall the total sick days exceed fourteen (14) days during any one academic year, including those carried over from the previous year. New employees, and employees who work less than a 12 month basis, are covered for a prorated portion of sick days. Sick days are not payable upon termination of employment.

    Part-Time Non-Union Employees

    Part-time employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week on a regular basis receive up to five (5) sick days per year. These days are paid at full salary. Up to two (2) unused sick days may be carried over into the following academic year but, in no event shall the total sick days exceed seven (7) days during any one academic year. New employees and employees who work less than a 12 month basis are covered for a prorated portion of sick days.

    Hourly, temporary and student employees are not entitled to paid sick days.  

    Union Employees

    Refer to applicable collective bargaining agreement.


    Definitions

    This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Procedures

    Sick time must be documented on the employee attendance report/timesheet as “S.”


    Forms

    This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Related Information

    This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Policy Owner

    Maria Birch
    Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Levermore Hall, Room 203
    p – 516.877.3227
    e – birch@adelphi.edu

    Secondary Contact

    Anthony Maldonado
    p – 516.877.3223
    e – amaldonado@adelphi.edu


    Document History

    • Last Reviewed Date: September 14, 2018
    • Last Revised Date: September 14, 2018
    • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

    Who Approved This Policy

    Jane Fisher
    Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations

     

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