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Staff HR Policy D-720.01
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture

Sick Leave Procedure

Eligible employees may use accumulated sick leave for periods of illness. Employees on extended periods of illness may Short Term Disability if they qualify for this short-term disability benefit (D-721.00/D-721.01). Short Term Disability shall run concurrently with Family Medical Leave (D-722.00/D-722.01) in cases where the employee is eligible for both.

Accumulated sick leave may be used for medical appointments. It may also be used for Family Care Leave in accordance with Policy D-723.00 and for Personal Business Leave in accordance with Policy D-725.00. Sick leave will include all provisions in the Paid Medical Leave Act as of 3/29/19 which include: employee’s own or a family member’s (defined as child, parent, spouse, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) mental or physical illness, injury or health condition; employee’s own or a family member’s medical diagnosis, care or treatment for a mental or physical illness, injury or health condition; employee’s own or a family member’s preventative medical care; employee’s own or family member’s domestic violence or sexual assault related matters, such as when the employee or family member is a victim of domestic or sexual assault for the purpose of medical care or psychological or other counseling for physical or psychological injury or disability, to obtain services from a victim services organization, for relocation purposes, to obtain legal services, to participate in any court proceedings related to or resulting from domestic violence or sexual assault; and matters related to public health emergency situations, such as closure of employee’s primary workplace by order of a public official due to a public health emergency, to care for a child whose school or place of care has been closed by order of a public official due to a health emergency, or if it has been determined by health authorities that the employee’s own or the family member’s presence in the community would jeopardize the health of others due to a communicable disease.

The use of sick leave must be approved by the supervisor and reported through a time off request or the employee’s time card to Payroll.

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Authorized on 11/23/09
Revised on 6/24/14
Revised 1/17/20

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