The Sick Leave Bank board during their most recent meeting unanimously voted in favor of waiving the 2020 Sick Leave Bank assessment. This action by the board means that membership in the Sick Leave Bank will be automatically renewed for sick leave bank members without an assessment of one (1) day of sick leave.
The Sick Leave Bank guidelines state that each member will be assessed the equivalent of one (1) day of sick leave each October 1st for continued membership in the bank. The guidelines further state that the Sick Leave Bank board may, by written notice, waive the sick leave bank’s annual assessment.
All state government employees are eligible to enroll in the Sick Leave Bank if they are entitled to accrue sick leave according to TCA § 8-50-802, have been employed by state government for 12 full months immediately preceding application for participation, are currently accruing leave, and have a sick leave balance of at least 6 days as of October 31st of the current enrollment year.
Any employee who elects to enroll in the SLB will initially have the equivalent of 4 days of sick leave deducted from his or her personal sick leave balance to be donated to the SLB during November after enrollment ends on October 31st.
Thereafter, 1 day of sick leave per year will be assessed from SLB members each October 1st unless the SLB Board waives the assessment by written notice.
Some Higher Ed institutions also have sick leave banks that we encourage our members to consider. For more information please contact your local HR Department.
If you have any questions, please contact TSEA’s Compensation and Benefits division at 615-256-4533 or [email protected]. Or, you can contact the Sick Leave Bank Office directly at (615) 741-5431 or [email protected]. You may also reach out to your agency SLB Coordinator.