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Sick Leave

            Salaried full-time members of the Department earn sick leave at a rate of one and one-quarter day for each completed month of eligible service (University Policy Register, 3342-6-11.1). Sick leave is granted to employees, upon approval of the Chairperson, Dean, and Vice President, for any of the following conditions: (1) illness or injury of the employee or a member of the employee's immediate family, (2) death of a member of the employee's immediate family, (3) medical, dental, or optical examination of the employee or a member of the immediate family, (4) when, due to exposure to a contagious disease, either the health of the employee would be jeopardized or the employee's presence on the job would jeopardize the health of others, and (5) disability due to pregnancy and/or childbirth related conditions. Authorization of paid sick leave will be based upon evaluation of the completed Application for Use of Sick Leave form (available from the Department Secretary).

            Full-time NTT faculty earn sick leave at the rate of one and one-fourth (1.25) days per month. Part-time faculty earn sick leave in an amount proportionate to the percentage of full-time service. Sick leave is charged in minimum units of one-half day. Should faculty member/instructor become ill, it is her//his responsibility to notify the Department secretary and make alternative arrangements for coverage or cancellation of classes. Authorization of paid sick leave will be based upon evaluation of the completed Application for Use of Sick Leave form (available from the Department Secretary).