Sick leave is used for absences because of personal illness or injury, exposure to contagious disease, pregnancy, medical and dental appointments. Ten (10) days of sick leave a year may also be used for dependent care of spouse, child, parent, brother, sister, or other dependents. The maximum amount of sick leave that may be carried over from year to year is 180 days. Sick leave is accrued at the rate of ten(10) hours (1.25 days) per month, or 15 days per year. Please note that employees with at least 12 months of service with the State may be eligible for additional unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Call the Human Resources Department for more information at (803) 327-8009.
Annual leave may be used for personal business and vacation. Employees accrue ten hours per month until their tenth year of employment and then they receive an extra 1.25 days per year. Upon separation from State Service, an employee will receive compensation for up to 45 days of unused annual leave. The maximum amount that may be carried-over from year to year is 45 days.
Faculty non-work days are scheduled within the academic calendar by the institution in lieu of the accrual of annual leave and in recognition of the normal State Holidays provision is made to grant faculty non-work days. Up to five (5) days not scheduled or not taken by the end of the academic term may be carried over each academic year. Non-work days are granted based on the number of completed years of continuous State Service as of the beginning of the fall term. Non-work days must be taken in full-day increments.
If the employee or the employee's spouse, parent, son or daughter has a serious health condition that prevents the employee from working the employee may qualify for FMLA. FMLA grants either paid or unpaid leave for 12 weeks each calendar year. If the employee feels that they may qualify for FMLA and they know in advance that they will be out of work, then they should complete an Application for Leave of Absence Form Under the FMLA and bring it or mail it to the Human Resources Department. The employee will receive a response from the Human Resources Department that informs them of the guidelines York Technical College expects the employee to adhere to as while the application is being considered under FMLA. A Request for Leave Form should be completed at this time for either paid or un-paid leave time. The HR Department is committed to explaining the employee's rights and the process to each applicant so the process will flow as smoothly as possible for the employee in such difficult times.