How Much Sick Leave Can Employees Use?
In any calendar year (which is defined as the twelve month period beginning on the first day of their assignment and ending 365 calendar days after), they may use up to 40 hours of their accrued time for permitted sick leave purposes. At the end of the calendar year, should the Assigned Employee have accrued hours that they did not use, they may carry over a maximum of 40 hours into the next year, and all accrued sick leave in excess of 40 shall be forfeited and not paid out. However, if six months or more pass after their last assignment, without them accepting a new assignment, their sick leave accrual account will be reset to zero. Once they secure a new assignment, they will begin accruing again and will be subject to a new 120-day waiting period.
The minimum amount of sick leave they may request within a single day is four (4) hours. To use their paid sick time, Assigned Employees must have been assigned to work at a location on that day and have enough accrued time to cover the hours they want to use as sick leave.