UMMS Sick Leave Bank

The Sick Leave Bank (SLB) is designed to assist staff members to continue their pay when they are out of work due to an injury or illness while on a continuous Family Medical Leave.


Regular full time or regular part-time non-unit, SHARE, and NAGE employees are eligible. In order to become a member, an employee must have the equivalent of a week’s accrual of sick time (prorated based on percent of time) and contribute 16 hours of sick time to the Sick Leave Bank. Employees may enroll during the two open enrollments held in the Spring and the Fall each year.

An employee must be a member of the SLB a minimum of six months before s/he can request time from the Bank. Once on an approved Family Medical Leave all accrued vacation, personal, sick and compensatory time must be used and the employee must be absent without pay for five days before being eligible to draw from the Bank. To be considered the employee must send the application, Medical Certification and a copy of the approved Family and Medical Leave Application to Benefits in the HR Service Center.

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