Sick Leave Policy
Paid sick days are provided when an employee is ill or injured, needs to attend to a close personal relation/family member or for time off for necessary or routine health care.
Full-time employees may have 18 sick days each year (pro-rated for employees joining part way through the year). Part-time employees earn sick days on a pro-rated basis related to their regular hours of work.
Sick days are paid to a maximum of two weeks (10 working days, which include working Sundays) per event at which time a claim must be made to the short term disability plan.
If the employee is not a member of the short term disability plan, sick days continue to be paid to the maximum accrued, subject to medical verification as determined by the employer/congregation.
Employees who have used fewer than ten sick days in the previous fiscal year are entitled to two personal days in the current fiscal year (which will count as sick days in the current fiscal year).
Unused sick days may be carried over for a maximum accumulation of 28 days. Any unused sick days or personal days will not be paid out at a fiscal year end or on termination, including retirement or acceptance of a new call.
With respect to sick days used for illness or injury the employer/congregation can in its sole discretion require that an employee provide a physician’s statement to verify the nature of the illness and the employee’s prognosis, and to determine if any reasonable accommodation is required so the employee can return to work.