Post-doctoral Fellows shall, upon commencement of employment, be credited annually with twelve (12) days working days for the purpose of sick leave and/or family responsibility leave. Post-doctoral Fellows shall notify their Supervisor of their absence.
Any unused leave will be carried over to a maximum accumulation of thirty (30) working days.
A Post-doctoral Fellow who is appointed for a term of less than one (1) year shall receive sick leave on a pro-rated basis.
Should a Post-doctoral Fellow have a negative balance of Sick Leave credits upon termination, the Post-doctoral Fellow shall be required, by payroll deduction or otherwise, to pay back the amount of overpayment of earnings.
Research Associates (excluding casual appointments) are eligible for either sick leave or salary continuance.
Research Associates hired on a term of less than two (2) years or on a part-time basis will be credited annually with fifteen (15) working days for the purpose of sick leave. Sick leave credits for those Research Associates hired on a part-time basis will be prorated.
Any unused sick leave will be carried over to a maximum of thirty (30) working days.
Research Associates hired on a term of two (2) years or greater are entitled to the Salary Continuance Plan.
Family Responsibility Leave
In order to meet the needs of a Research Associate (excluding casual appointments) to attend to emergent, personal or family situations, a maximum of three (3) days of paid leave is available per calendar year and does not accumulate from year to year.
This leave is intended for situations that require attention, but may not normally be scheduled in advance. In emergent situations, the Research Associate will inform their Supervisor as soon as possible, regarding the need to take such a leave. In non-emergent situations, the Research Associate and the Supervisor will consult in advance to determine if and how the request might be accommodated.