Chapter 1: Mission of the Laboratory Schools
Chapter 2: University Organization and Governance
Chapter 3: Role of Faculty Associates
Chapter 4: Appointment and Employment Information
Chapter 5: Professional Growth & Evaluation of Faculty Associates
Chapter 6: Contractual Continued Service
Chapter 7: Grievance Process
Chapter 8: University Leaves
Chapter 9: Benefits
Chapter 10: University Services
Chapter 11: Recreation, Leisure, and Cultural Activities
Chapter 12: Emergency Information
Appendix A: Procedures for Making an Application for Research in the Laboratory Schools
This policy enables Faculty Associates in the Illinois State University Laboratory Schools to utilize up to two days of non-accumulative sick leave for personal leave. The responsibility for granting the personal leave days and associated record keeping resides with the Laboratory School administration.
Faculty Associates with a full-time contract in the Laboratory Schools are entitled to two days (15 hours) of personal leave with pay in each year of service, including the first. Faculty Associates with less than a full-time contract in the Laboratory Schools are entitled to one day (7.5 hours) of personal leave with pay in each year of service including the first. Unused personal leave days, or hours, cannot be carried over from year to year. No portion of this benefit is payable upon termination. A year is defined as the school contract year.
These personal leave days may be granted as full or half days, but not less than increments of half days. Use of personal leave days requires no explanation for absence. Notification must be submitted to the Building Principal on the form provided at least two work days in advance of the intended absence (except in cases of emergencies). Personal leave days requested immediately prior to, or after, holidays and vacation periods, or institute and inservice days, or during final examinations will be granted only under special circumstances with prior approval from the Building Principal and will require written explanation. On days when 20 percent of the Faculty Associates are known to be absent in a building, the administrator may deny further requests for personal leave.
Refer to www.policy.ilstu.edu/policydocs/sick_leave2.htm for policies regarding Accumulative Sick Leave, Non-Accumulative Sick Leave, Use of Sick Leave, and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).
A. Notification of Absence
Any Faculty Associate who is (or expects to be) absent from employment shall notify their Building Principal immediately, and, in cases where the absence will be for more than three days, the employee shall notify the supervisor of the anticipated length of absence so that arrangements can be made for the employee’s duties to be assumed in said absence. The University reserves the right to require acceptable evidence of illness, injury, or disability before allowing any sick leave benefits.
An employee absent for ten or more consecutive days is required to present to the Benefits Office a return to work authorization from an attending physician. Such notice should include the employee’s name, date of release to return to work, physician’s signature, and physical restrictions, if any. Failure to do so may delay the employee’s next paycheck.
B. Compensation at Termination (May change due to recent legislation)
At the time of termination, an employee is entitled to payment for all unused accumulative sick leave days earned after January 1, 1984, and on or before December 31, 1997. This compensation shall be equal to one-half the number of all unused accumulative sick leave days multiplied by the daily rate of pay applicable to the employee at the time of termination of State service. An employee may elect, however, to forego payment for unused accumulative sick leave days so that all such days are eligible for additional service in the State Universities Retirement System.