Part 6 Subpart 6-7 Paid Days Off: Sick Time, Short Term Disability, Personal Days, Funeral/Bereavement Days, Jury Duty, Vacation, Holidays, and Paid Military Duty

Sec. 6-701. Accrual and Use of Sick Time, and Short Term Disability.

All continuing full-time employees are covered under one of the two University sick leave programs.

  1. Non-bargaining unit employees hired on or after July 1, 2001, and bargaining unit employees who are covered under the terms of a collective bargaining unit agreement which provides for this coverage, are covered under the terms and conditions of the Temporary Disability Income Continuation Plan, referred to as the Short Term Disability (STD) program.
  2. Non-bargaining unit employees hired prior to July 1, 2001, and bargaining unit employees who are covered under the terms of a collective bargaining unit agreement which provides for this coverage, have the option to be covered under a sick leave accrual program, earning 4.00 hours of sick leave each 80-hour pay period, or be covered under the STD program. Sick leave accrual (for those under this benefit option) will be pro-rated if the employee is paid for less than the normal 80 hours per pay period. Non-bargaining unit employees who are covered under the sick accrual system have the irrevocable option to opt out of the accrual system and into the STD program during an annual benefit open enrollment period.

Sick leave coverage for bargaining unit employees is controlled by the respective bargaining unit agreements.

Cross Reference:

FSU-HRPP. Human Resources Policies and Procedures, Sick Time and Short Term Disability (STD)