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Frequently Asked Questions Pandemic

[hypothetical] I have “use or lose” annual leave, which I scheduled to use before the end of the leave year. I know if I take sick leave because of sickness or injury, my scheduled annual leave will be restored if I am unable to use it before the end of the leave year. My wife, however, is the one who is sick with the flu. If I take sick leave to care for my wife, will my “use or lose” annual leave be restored?

No.  Only “use or lose” annual leave forfeited because of a period of absence due to an employee’s own sickness or injury may be restored.  Employees who are using sick leave, donated leave, or other paid time off during a pandemic health crisis must be diligent about scheduling and using any excess annual leave (“use or lose” annual leave) by the end of the leave year.

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