Sick / Personal Time

As important members of the Ursinus College community, employees are expected to report for work as scheduled. However, on occasion illness may prevent effective and safe job performance.

Paid Sick Leave

The College provides for paid sick leave as follows:

  • Following your first six months of full-time employment you receive a prorated number of paid sick days;

 

Month Hired

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Sick/Personal (Days)
(at 6 months of employment)

3

3

2

2

1

1

5

5

5

4

4

3

 

  • At your 1st July 1 following your six month anniversary, five (5) days paid for sick time for full-time employees;

  • At your 2nd July 1 following your six month anniversary, ten (10) days paid for sick time for full-time.

Illness or sick pay is granted to protect loss of income for occasional days. It is not an automatic entitlement. Proof of illness may be requested and the procedure for reporting of absences should be followed.

Sick days are not to be used to extend holiday or vacation time. Unused sick days do not accumulate from year to year. A maximum of five (5) unused sick days may be carried over from the previous year (at July 1 of each year) which could provide a maximum of up to fifteen (15) sick days in a given year.

It is college policy to permit employees with at least six months of service to use up to five (5) of their sick days per year for personal matters, such as doctors’ appointments, family emergencies or similar pressing personal situations. Employees are expected to schedule personal days off in advance with their supervisor.