All regular full time and regular part time exempt and non exempt employees shall be granted STDB sick days at the rate of five days per calendar year, which shall accumulate from year to year without limitation.
Newly hired exempt employees and non exempt employees still within the initial ninety days of employment on January 1 shall receive sick days at the following rates: (a) exempt employees: 3 hours; (b) clerical/secretarial: 3 hours; or (c) service employees: 3.25 hours per month until the following January 1. Non exempt employees must complete the probationary period before accruing STDB days.
The STDB benefit is for use for absence from work lasting more than three full consecutive work days due to illness or injury and requires a written physician's certification of inability to work on the specific days absent. Please note that being absent two consecutive days and reporting to work late on the third day shall not constitute the "three full consecutive work days" requirement of this policy.
All available STDB sick days must be utilized while on a Family/Medical Leave (policy #3.2020) that exceeds three consecutive work days.
In keeping with Lewis University's Mission values of justice and association, STDB sick days may also be utilized to care for an immediate family member (as defined in amended policy #3.2050). Approval of such time must be pre-approved by the Office of Human Resources and to extend no longer than fifteen (15) working days per calendar year, that is not otherwise covered by FMLA.