Sick Leave

All RFCUNY employees are eligible to accrue sick leave and apply sick leave accruals towards a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; to obtain a medical diagnosis, care or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury or health condition; or to obtain preventative care.  

Up to 40 hours of sick leave may be used each calendar year for the following circumstances:

  • Care of a child, grandchild, spouse, domestic partner, parent, grandparent, child or parent of an employee's spouse or domestic partner, or sibling who needs medical diagnosis, care or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition, or who needs preventative medical care;
  • The closure of a place of business due to a public health emergency (as declared by the NYC Commissioner of Health & Mental Hygiene or the NYC Mayor) or to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed due to a public health emergency.

The maximum sick leave accrual is 1120 hours. Sick leave accruals are earned on the hours worked up to and including seventy (70) hours per pay period. The Time and Leave system contains the official records of employee time worked, sick leave accrued, and sick leave taken, and allows employees to view and manage leave accrual balances. The minimum unit of time that may be charged against sick leave is one hour; and then in multiples of one-quarter hour.

Other Considerations

Absences of six (6) consecutive days of sick leave based on an employee’s own mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition requires that the employee present certification from a health practitioner to the RFCUNY Human Resources department.

Absences of six (6) or more consecutive working days based on an employee’s own mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition requires that the employee contact the RFCUNY Leaves Management Administrator to obtain information on filing an application for New York State Short-Term Disability.

Certification from a health practitioner may be required for an absence of one or more days in cases of documented excessive absenteeism.

Upon separation or termination of employment with RFCUNY, there is no payout of sick leave (with the exception of the retirement payout option). 

Employees may review the procedures of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for information on qualifying absences for medical reasons.

Essential Forms

Disability & Leaves of Absence Forms

KEY CONTACTS

HR Hotline
Human Resources
212-417-8600