FILE:  GBRK

Cf:  GBRIB

 

SICK / ANNUAL LEAVE

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

 

 

DEFINITIONS

 

Full-time employees shall be defined as twelve month employees working not less than forty (40) hours per week.

 

Daily attendance and leave records must be maintained for employees eligible to accrue annual and sick leave.

 

Annual leave is leave with pay granted an employee for the purpose of rehabilitation, restoration and maintenance of work efficiency, or transaction of personal affairs.

 

Sick leave is leave with pay granted an employee who is suffering with a disability which prevents him/her from performing his/her usual duties and responsibilities; who requires medical, dental, or optical consultation or treatment.  Sick leave may also be granted for illness or death within the immediate family.

 

EARNING OF ANNUAL/SICK LEAVE

 

Annual and sick leave shall be earned by each full-time employee.  The earning of such leave shall be based on the years of full-time service as listed below:

 

  1. Nine-month employees accumulate ten (10) days a year.
     

  2. Ten-month employees accumulate eleven (11) days a year.
     

  3. Both nine and ten-month employees who work extra months accumulate one (1) extra day for each additional month of full-time employment.
     

  4. Eleven and twelve-month employees accumulate as follows:

 

    1. First three years - 12 days a year

    2. Four years through ten years - 15 days a year

    3. All years over ten - 18 days a year

 

CREDITING LEAVE

 

All full-time employees shall be credited with sick leave at the beginning of the fiscal year.  All full-time employees shall be credited with annual leave after completing the current month.

 

CARRYING LEAVE FORWARD

 

Accrued unused annual leave earned by an employee shall be carried forward to the succeeding fiscal year without limitation for retirement purposes in the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System.  A maximum of only sixty (60) days can be used in any current fiscal year.  In all other retirement systems the employee can only accrue sixty (60) days annual leave at the beginning of fiscal year and none used for additional retirement purposes.

 

Accrued unused sick leave earned by an employee shall be carried forward to the succeeding fiscal year without limitation for retirement purposes.

 

PAYMENT FOR UNUSED ANNUAL LEAVE

 

Any unused annual leave paid at the time of retirement, termination, or discharge shall be paid to the employee or his/her heirs on or before the next regular payday for the pay cycle during which the employee was working at the time of separation or no later than fifteen (15) days following the date of termination, resignation, or retirement, whichever occurs first, at the employee's daily rate of pay.

 

USE OF SICK/ANNUAL LEAVE

 

Annual leave must be applied for by the employee by using RP Form 42 and may be used only when approved by the appointing authority.  Annual leave or sick leave shall not be charged for non-work days.

 

Revised:  June 5, 2001

Revised:  February 10, 2004

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง11:754, 11:786, 11:788, 17:81, 17:425.1, 23:631

Board minutes, 6-5-01

 

Richland Parish School Board