Effective 7/1/15 - 6/30/17
29.1 Sick Leave
To provide emergency child care for the employee's child for the following reasons: unexpected absence of regular care provider, unexpected closure of the child's school or daycare, unexpected need to pick up a child at school earlier than normal.
Use of sick leave shall be limited to three (3) instances per calendar year not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours (part-time shall be prorated), unless extended by the Employer.
29.2 Sick Leave Cash Out. Eligible employees may elect to receive monetary compensation for accrued sick leave as follows:
In January of each year an employee whose sick leave balance at the end of the previous year exceeds four hundred eighty (480) hours may elect to convert the sick leave hours earned in the previous calendar year, minus those hours used during the year, to monetary compensation. No sick leave hours may be converted which would reduce the calendar year end balance below four hundred eighty (480) hours. Monetary compensation shall be paid at the rate of twenty-five percent and shall be based on the employee's current salary. All converted hours will be deducted from the sick leave balance.
Employees who separate from University service due to retirement or death shall be compensated for the unused sick leave accumulation from the date of most recent hire in a leave eligible position with the State of Washington at the rate of 25%. Compensation shall be based upon the employee's wage at the time of separation. For the purpose of this section, retirement shall not include vested out of service employees who leave funds on deposit with the retirement system.
Former eligible employees who are re-employed within three (3) years of their separation from service shall be granted all unused sick leave credits, if any, to which they are entitled at time of separation.
Family member is defined as the employee's spouse or same or opposite sex domestic partner, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sister or brother. Family member also includes individuals in the following relationships with the employee's spouse or domestic partner: child, parent, or grandparent. Child also includes any child residing in the employee's home through foster care, legal guardianship or custody. Family members include those persons in a "step" relationship.
29.4 Family Care Leave. Employees shall be allowed to use any or all of their choice of sick leave or other paid time off to care for their (a) child with a health condition that requires treatment or supervision, (b) family member who has a serious health condition or an emergency condition. Employees shall not be disciplined or otherwise discriminated against because of their exercise of these rights.