9.1 Sick Leave. Sick leave shall accumulate at the rate of .0576 of a working hour for each full
hour on the payroll, excluding overtime. Sick leave accumulation is unlimited. To be
eligible for sick leave, the employee must report to his/her supervisor no later than one-half
hour past his/her regular scheduled starting time. The granting of sick leave shall be
subject to the terms and provisions of this Agreement. Any employee who has
accumulated sick leave as provided above shall be granted leave with pay, for such period
of time as the head of the department deems necessary for the following specified
9.1.1 Personal Illness. Employees may use accumulated sick leave for hours off due to
personal illness. The employee may be required to furnish a medical certificate
from a qualified physician as evidence of illness or physical disability in order to
qualify for paid sick leave as per District practice. Accumulated sick leave may
also be granted for such time as is actually necessary for office visits to a doctor,
dentist, optometrist, etc.
9.1.2 Family Illness. Employees may use up to one hundred twenty (120) hours per
calendar year for hours off due to sickness or disability of a parent, spouse, or a
member of his/her household or to make arrangements for the care of such sick or
disabled persons. These hours when used are deducted from sick leave.
9.1.3 Sick Child Care Leave. Sick leave to care for a sick child shall be granted on the
same terms as the employee is able to use sick leave for the employee's own
illness. This leave shall only be granted pursuant to M.S. §181.9413 and shall
remain available as provided in Statute.
9.1.4 Bereavement Leave. A leave of absence with pay, not to exceed five (5) days,
shall be granted because of the death of an employee's spouse, child or step child,
parent or step-parent, and regular members of the immediate household. Up to
three (3) days shall be granted because of death of other members of the
employee's immediate family. Other members of the immediate family shall mean
sister or step sister, brother or step brother, grandparent, grandchild, parent-in-law,
son-in-law or daughter-in-law. Leave of absence for one (1) day shall be granted
because of death of other close relatives. Other close relatives shall mean uncle;
aunt, nephew, niece, brother-in-law and sister-in-law.
Travel Extension: If an employee is required to travel beyond a two-hundred (200)
mile radius of Saint Paul for purposes related to eligible bereavement leave, two
(2) additional days of sick leave may be used. Employee, if requested, shall
provide the Human Resource Department verification of the funeral location
outside of Saint Paul.
9.1.5 Adoption Leave and Father with Newborn Child. Up to thirty (30) days of
accumulated sick leave may be used in a contract year to attend to adoption
procedures or care for a newly-adopted child or for a father with a newborn child.
Use of these thirty (30) days does not need to occur consecutively. The thirty (30)
days of sick leave for fathers of newborns must be used within six (6) weeks
surrounding the birth of the child. For adoptfon the thirty (30) days of sick leave
may be used for adoption processes or up to six (6) weeks following the adoption.
Upon completion of the adoption process additional sick leave may be allowed for
the care of a sick child as required by M.S. §181.9413.