Sick Leave – Student Employees

Date Updated: July 1st, 2015


All eligible student employees working 30 or more days within a year are entitled to paid sick days.

Unpaid volunteers are not eligible for this benefit.

Paid sick days may be taken for the following purposes:

  1. Diagnosis, care, or treatment of an existing health condition of, or preventive care for, a student or student’s family member.
  2. If the student is a victim of domestic assault, sexual violence, and/or stalking.


Earning Rates

Eligible students shall accrue paid sick days at the rate of one (1) hour per every thirty (30) hours worked, beginning at the commencement of employment or July 1, 2015, whichever is later.

“Paid sick days” means time that is compensated at the same rate as the student normally earns during regular work hours.


Maximum Balances

The accrual of paid sick days cannot exceed six (6) days or forty-eight (48) hours. Accrued unused sick time will not be paid at the time of termination.



Students shall be entitled to use accrued paid sick time beginning on the 90th day of employment, after which the student may use paid sick time as it accrues.

A student’s use of paid sick days is limited to three (3) days or twenty-four (24) hours in each year of employment, the commencement of which is based on the commencement of the academic year.

If the need for paid sick leave is foreseeable, the student shall provide reasonable advance notification. If the need for paid sick leave is unforeseeable, the student shall provide notice of the need for the leave as soon as practicable to the student’s direct supervisor.

If you have any questions about your own time accounting, contact Human Resources.