SECTION 800 – HUMAN RESOURCES
802.0803 LEAVE / SICK LEAVE WITHOUT PAY
An employee who is unable to return to work after exhausting all accumulated sick leave and accrued vacation may be granted sick leave without pay for a period not to exceed one year.
The length of the approved leave following the above conditions will be based upon the following criteria:
- length of service at Georgia Perimeter College
- the criticality of the employee’s position
- the importance of the employee’s knowledge and / or skill to the operation of the College
- the employee’s job performance
Appropriate documentation from the employee’s physician must be provided along with the request for sick leave without pay. While on approved sick leave, the employee has the right to elect to continue his or her group insurance benefits, and the institution will continue its share of the cost for such period. All other benefits are prohibited which otherwise would accrue to the employee. For an employee who is approved for sick leave without pay, the college will attempt to place him/her in a comparable position upon his/her return to work. An employee must be able to return to work after sick leave without pay is exhausted. Documentation from the employee’s physician that indicates that the employee has been released to return to work will be required in order for the employee to return to work. The employment of an employee who is unable to return to work will be terminated. An employee who is eligible for regular or disability retirement may retire at this time. The President may make an exception to this policy as necessary.
Approved July 2009