Extended Sick Leave Time
Amended date: 01/01/2021
The University provides a comprehensive program for paid time off for all employees who meet benefit eligibility.
An eligible nonexempt employee who is full-time and employed for greater than one (1) year may request Extended Sick Leave (ESL). ESL is equal to sixty percent (60%) of the employee’s base salary (base salary excludes overtime, shift differential, and supplemental pay), and it applies to scheduled workdays and University holidays.
Employees may choose to apply accumulated vacation time and personal days to receive up to 100% of their base salary. Paid sick time must be exhausted before ESL is eligible, and an employee shall not receive more than twenty (20) weeks of combined paid Sick Leave and ESL in a twelve (12) month period. ESL may not be used on an intermittent basis.
To be eligible for Extended Sick Leave, the employee must have:
- Served at least one (1) continuous year of full-time service;
- Be on approved Leave due to the employee’s own serious health condition as defined in Tufts Leave Policy;
- Satisfied a 7-day waiting period from the date of the initial absence or approved request; and,
- Exhausted accrued paid sick time.
This policy applies to all non-exempt, benefits-eligible staff who are otherwise not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Related Links and Resources:
Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/postdoc/handbook/
This Extended Sick Leave Policy is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found here.
Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract. Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time.