||The use of sick leave may be authorized by the President only when an employee is absent because of:
- illness or injury;
- exposure to contagious disease;
- dental, eye, or other physical or medical examinations or treatments by licensed practitioners;
- illness or injury in the immediate family;
- death of a person in the immediate family; and/or
- childbirth or disability related to pregnancy.
||“Immediate family” as used in this Article shall mean:
- The employee’s spouse or registered domestic partner;
- The employee, spouse or registered domestic partner’s: parent, step-parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, sibling, child or grandchild (including foster, adopted and step), aunt, uncle;
- The employee’s son-in-law, daughter-in-law;
- A person living in the immediate household of the employee, except domestic employees, roomers, boarders, and/or roommates.
||Sick leave for family care is primarily for emergency situations. Up to five (5) days of accrued sick leave credit may be used for family care during any one (1) calendar year. The appropriate administrator may authorize the use of additional sick leave for family care.
||The President may authorize up to forty (40) hours of accrued sick leave for bereavement pursuant to provision 19.10.E. When one (1) or more deaths occur in a calendar year, up to forty (40) hours of accrued sick leave credit may be authorized for each death.
||Any disability caused by, or contributed to by, pregnancy is a justification for the use of sick leave and should be handled in the same way as illness or injury. A female employee in work status is entitled to use sick leave for childbirth and any period immediately preceding or immediately following the birth of the child provided the employee presents a physician’s verification that she is medically unable to work.
||A female employee on a maternity leave pursuant to Article 22, Leaves of Absence Without Pay, of this Agreement shall be entitled upon return to work status to use earned sick leave for the period of time she was disabled immediately prior to and immediately following childbirth. Earned sick leave shall only be charged for workdays in such a period of time. A physician’s verification that the employee was medically unable to work is required for the use of this sick leave.
||Upon request by an employee, the President may authorize the use of unpaid sick leave or the use of vacation for an employee who has exhausted his/her accumulated sick leave.
||An employee may be required to undergo a medical examination as directed by the President if the President questions the employee’s ability to perform his/her required duties. When such an examination is by a physician selected by the Employer, the CSU shall bear the cost of such medical examination. Time required to travel to and from the physician’s office and time spent at the physician’s office shall be considered time worked.
||In the event an employee disagrees with the medical findings of the CSU-selected physician, the employee shall have the right to examination by a physician of his/her choice. The employee shall be required to bear the cost of such examination. The President shall consider the medical report from the employee’s physician.
||When an employee has restricted ability to carry out his/her duties due to illness as indicated by medical evidence, or when an appropriate administrator observes an employee unable to perform his/her duties, the President may direct an employee to take sick leave.