Sick Leave Bank

Annual Enrollment
September 1 - September 30

The Sick Leave Bank is a pool of sick days that has been established by employees who have made a one time donation of three of their accumulated local sick days. The Bank is available to members to draw up to thirty sick days per year in the unfortunate event that they experience a qualified critical illness or injury. (Immediate family illness or injury - employee is eligible for a maximum of fifteen sick days.)

The enrollment period for eligible employees to sign up for the Sick Leave Bank concludes September 30.  Eligibility requirements include:

 

1)  Must have been an employee of the school district for one (1) year

2)  Must be an employee who earns sick leave

3) Must be willing to donate three (3) days of local sick leave to the Sick Leave Bank by September 30. 

 

A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR RESPECTIVE LOCATION OFFICE OR THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT WEBPAGE.

El plazo anual de matrícula para el Banco de Licencia por Enfermedad del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Pasadena va del 1 de septiembre de 2015 al 30, de septiembre de 2015. Tienen derecho a integrarse los empleados que han trabajado para el distrito escolar por un mínimo de un año y que ganan licencia por enfermedad. La fecha efectiva de membresía para todos los empleados que se matriculan en este momento será el 1 de octubre de 2015. Puede obtenerse las solicitudes de membresía en la oficina de su sitio de nómina. Si le interesa integrarse al Banco, favor de estudiar las directrices en www.pasadenaisd.org bajo "Human Resources"; también se dispone en Internet de los formularios necesarios de SLB (por la sigla en inglés de Banco de Licencia por Enfermedad). Si tiene alguna pregunta, favor de comunicarse con Linda Flores en lflores@pasadenaisd.org

If a member (present or new) of the Sick Leave Bank would like to represent a respective employee group on the Sick Leave Bank Board of Directors you may submit your name on a form ALSO AVAILABLE IN YOUR RESPECTIVE LOCATION OFFICE.

 

The Sick Leave Policy book is online at www.pasadeanisd.org under Human Resources and a copy of the book is ALSO AVAILABLE IN YOUR RESPECTIVE LOCATION OFFICE.

Membership applications must arrive in the Human Resources Department by no later than 4:30 p.m. September 30. The effective date of membership for all employees enrolling at this time will be October 1. Employees who have been employed by the school district for at least a year and who earn sick leave are eligible to join. Membership applications may be obtained from the office of your location, the website or by calling the Human Resources Department at 713-740-0113.

If you are interested in joining the Sick Leave Bank, please review the questions & answers below.  

 


 

 

Q&A   

What is the Sick Leave Bank?

The Sick Leave Bank is a pool of sick days that has been established by employees who have made a one time donation of three (3) of their accumulated local sick days. The Bank is available to members to draw up to thirty (30) sick days per year in the unfortunate event that they experience a qualified critical illness or injury. (Immediate family illness or injury – employee eligible for maximum of fifteen (15) sick days.)

Who is eligible to join the Sick Leave Bank?

All employees of the District who earn sick leave benefits and who have been employed one or more years in the School District.

What is a qualifying illness or injury and who decides?

Days from the Bank shall be granted only for critical illness, injury, surgery, or other temporary disabilities which necessitate an absence from work for five (5) consecutive days or longer. The Sick Leave Bank in general does not cover pregnancy. Complications arising from childbirth will be considered on an individual basis. Pre-existing conditions are not covered (See Section IV-A-1). The illness or injury must be verified by a physician and approved by the Sick Leave Bank Board of Directors, elected from various school district employee groups.

How do I join the Sick Leave Bank?

Complete a membership application available from your location representative (generally a secretary) and return it to the Human Resources Department between September 1 and September 30.

How do I file a claim for days from the Sick Leave Bank?

A "Request for Sick Leave Bank Days" form and "Attending Physician’s Statement" should be sent to Linda Flores in the Human Resources Department, within thirty (30) work days after returning to duty.

Will there ever be a need to give more days?

If a member uses three (3) or more days from the Bank during the school year, he/she will be required to donate an additional three (3) days the following school year in order to have a continuing membership in the Bank. If the member uses fewer than three (3) days, he/she will donate the number of days actually used. If the Bank should ever fall below two (2) times (X) the number of participating members on September 30, continuing participants must contribute one (1) extra day effect October 1. If the Bank falls below one (1) times (X) the number of members, each participant must contribute two (2) days. Participants who join during the annual enrollment period will donate a maximum of three (3) days for the current school term.

What if I am not eligible to join right now?

Save those sick days, and then join during the annual enrollment period next year!

Can I terminate my Sick Leave Bank membership and get my three (3) sick leave days back?

You may terminate your membership at any time. However, the Bank retains the three (3) days donated.