Traditional Sick Leave Program (TSLP):
Personal sick leave for 9 and 10-month faculty - This leave is used for personal illness or injury and health-related appointments. Nine and ten month faculty accrue up to 48 hours of sick leave at the beginning of the fall and spring semester in proportion to their faculty appointment percentage. Nine month faculty record sick leave in 4 or 8 hour increments, as appropriate. There is no limit to the number of sick leave hours that faculty may accumulate. The university does not pay faculty for their unused sick leave balances when they separate from employment. After all sick leave is used, any additional time off for personal illness may be covered by holiday leave or leave without pay.
Nine and Ten – Month Faculty Traditional Sick Leave (TSLP)*
Days Per Fall/ Spring Semester
Hours Per Fall/Spring Semester
* Based on 9/10 month full time faculty. Part-time 9/10 month faculty receive a pro-rated amount in proportion to their faculty appointment percentage.
Family sick leave - Faculty may use up to 48 hours (6 days) of their sick leave balance for any illness, injury or death of an immediate family member. (See Family and Medical Leave for serious health conditions.) The annual limit is 48 hours (6 days) in a leave year, Jan 10th through Jan 9th of the following year. Additional time taken for family illness that qualifies for FMLA may be covered by using up to 33 percent of sick leave balance with written approval of the Dean and VP, or by using annual, holiday or leave without pay. Annual, holiday or leave without pay must cover additional time off for family illness that does not qualify for FMLA.
Childbirth - For absences due to pregnancy, the childbearing parent may use sick leave to cover the period of time they are medically disabled (normally 6 weeks). Additional time taken for family illness that qualifies for FMLA may be covered by using up to 33 percent of sick leave balance with written approval of the Dean and VP, or by using annual, holiday or leave without pay. Refer to VCU’s FMLA policy for additional information. Leave for the second parent is governed by the rules shown under family sick leave.
Adoption/foster care - Faculty may use up to 33 percent of their existing sick leave balance for adoption/foster care with written approval of the Dean and VP. Annual, holiday or leave without pay may cover additional time off. In cases where the child has a medical condition, up to 3 days (24 hours) of family sick leave may be used before using other balances.