Policy that describes the proper rate of usage of sick leave
accruals by faculty who are absent by reason of a temporary
Section 23.4(h) of the Agreement between the State of New York
and United University Professions states with respect to charges to
sick leave accruals that: “when an employee is on sick leave,
the employee shall not be required to charge sick leave credit for
any day upon which the employee would not have been required to be
available to work had the employee not been on sick
The Policies of the Board of Trustees state in Article XI, Title
H, Sec. 2, that an employee’s professional obligation shall
include teaching, research, university service, and other duties
and responsibilities required of the employee during the term of
the employee’s appointment.
Full-time faculty are expected to be available to perform their
full professional obligation on a full-time basis, notwithstanding
the fact that their physical presence on campus, e.g., teaching,
may be on less than a full-time basis.
Accordingly, full-time faculty who are absent by reason of a
temporary disability are required to charge sick leave accruals for
each day on which they are unavailable to work, i.e., five days in
a workweek, and not just on those days they would be required to be
present to meet classes.