Faculty are eligible to use up to 90 calendar days of paid sick leave each academic year. The faculty member must complete a sick leave request form and provide accompanying health care provider’s information. Faculty sick leave is not accruable.
Faculty Sick Leave covers:
Any woman who gives birth while holding a faculty appointment at the University of Washington is covered under the University's sick leave policy. She is eligible for up to 90 days leave with salary continued during that period for which she would normally be on the payroll. Sick leave coverage begins from the date of childbirth or from an earlier date if recommended by a health care provider. As with other medical leaves, the faculty member must present written certification from a health care provider that she cannot work as a result of the pregnancy, childbirth, and/or recovery. Paid sick leave is not available for adoptive mothers. Paid sick leave may be used for long term care of an ill child.
During faculty sick leave, the University pays the employer-paid portion of health benefits coverage for up to 90 days. The employee is responsible for any insurance co-payments, extra premiums to cover family members, life insurance, long term disability insurance, parking fees, or other payroll deductions.
For employees whose need for a leave extends beyond the sick leave-covered period, employer paid health benefits coverage may be continued as long as the employee is working a minimum of 5% FTE.
A health care provider return to work certification may be requested prior to a faculty member’s return from sick leave.
The faculty member must complete a sick leave request form and provide accompanying health care provider certification as soon as reasonably possible after the onset of the need for sick leave.