Sick Leave for Extraordinary Medical Conditions (Business Continuity)

Date Updated: September 28th, 2009

Scripps College will closely monitor conditions such as international outbreaks of influenza or other medical conditions that may create a business disruption and to keep employees, students and others safe. The College recognizes that to prevent the spread of disease, employees will be encouraged to stay home when they are sick.

The College has a sick leave program and leaves of absence programs that meet federal and state statutes for serious health conditions of the employee and family. However, some employees may have exhausted their paid leave options and will choose to come to work in lieu of forfeiting pay.

During such outbreaks identified by federal, state and local agencies, employees may choose between taking unpaid leave or using available sick leave or vacation accrual. If an employee has exhausted all paid leave options, on a case-by-case basis, the College may provide additional paid sick leave. The College may offer the employee the opportunity to “borrow” against future sick leave or vacation accrual of up to 5 days.

The additional paid leave provided will be determined by reviewing recommended guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the Los Angeles County Health Department.

The President of the College or “designee” will authorize the use of this plan. Supervisors and employees will contact the Human Resources Office to review the employee’s circumstances and approve additional paid sick leave.