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Sick leave

Sick leave is granted for personal illness, injury, and quarantine, as well as for medical, dental, or optical examinations and treatment. The leave policy permits use of sick leave for illness in the immediate family when the employee's presence is required.

Full time staff and administrative employees earn sick leave at 3.69 hours per pay period (12 days per year). Sick leave can be used only after it has been earned. Upon recommendation of the employee's supervisor, an advancement to an employee of unearned sick leave with pay not to exceed the amount earned during the next succeeding 12 months (96 Hours for full-time employees) may be carried forward from year to year without limit. Upon termination, employees hired prior to January 1, 1993, and who have 5 years or more consecutive service with Montgomery College are eligible to receive pay for 25% of their unused sick leave balance up to a maximum of 25% of 180 days. This benefit is not available to employees hired after that date.

For faculty members, leave is accrued based on teaching schedules, as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.

The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA) establishes a uniform minimum sick and safe leave program.  Under this program, sick leave is offered to eligible part-time credit and non-credit (WDCE) faculty, casual temporary staff, student aides and work-study students.  More information about the program is available in the memo addressed to the College (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and through answers to frequently asked questions (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

Employees who are unable to report to work due to illness or injury, should notify their supervisor as soon as possible, preferably before or during the working hours of the first day they are absent. Supervisors are to report excessive or questionable use of sick leave in writing to the Office of Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management.  If you have any questions, please contact us at LeaveRequest@montgomerycollege.edunew window.