Extended Sick Leave
An employee who is not eligible for long-term disability and who has exhausted his/her sick/vacation leave accrual, will be considered to be on extended sick leave without pay (this includes recurrent disabilities) through the end of his/her contractual period.
- Delta College will continue the employee's health and dental insurance coverage for the employee and any dependents up to a maximum of twelve weeks in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act, with the employee being responsible for his or her regular cost share premium. From the 13th week through the end of the contractual period, the employee can elect to continue the health and/or dental coverage on a self-pay basis at the College’s full monthly premium rate. At the end of the contractual period, the employee will be eligible for COBRA coverage.
- During the first nine months after a person is placed on an extended sick leave, the College will continue to pay the group life insurance for the employee. After nine months the employee will be eligible to apply for waiver of premium. The Human Resources Department will supply the necessary forms to the employee.
- Any supplemental life insurance premiums will be on a self-pay basis from the first day of sick leave through the end of the contractual period.
- An employee who returns to work less than full-time will pay a proportionate share of the cost of Life, Medical and Dental insurance for the employee and any dependents through the end of the contractual period.
- Return ½ time = 50% College paid and 50% employee paid plus the employee’s regular monthly cost share.
- Return ¼ time = 25% College paid and 75% employee paid plus the employee’s regular monthly cost share.
- A person who had returned to his/her regular occupation on a full-time basis for less than six months before again becoming disabled due to the same cause(s) as his/her prior disability is immediately on extended leave, with no waiting period.
- Employment at Delta College will be terminated at the end of the fiscal year following the date the employee became eligible for extended sick leave. If an employee's disability occurs on or after May 1, termination of employment will occur at the end of the following fiscal year.
All full-time regular employees who are not eligible for long-term disability.