Open enrollment for the sick leave bank begins Sunday, April 1, and continues through June 30. The bank will be accepting applications for new enrollees in the Knoxville area, which includes the Space Institute and the Institute of Agriculture. Be sure to take advantage of this great benefit for UT employees!
The sick leave bank provides members who are experiencing serious illnesses or injuries an opportunity to request additional paid leave after exhausting all personal accrued leave. Bank leave is for employees only and does not cover the illness or injury of immediate family members.
To be eligible, you must be employed as a regular UT employee, accruing sick leave, with a sick leave balance of at least 48 hours or six days—prorated for regular part-time employees—by June 30. Employees meeting the requirements who wish to join the bank must complete an open enrollment application and agree to make a nonrefundable donation of 24 hours of sick leave to the bank. Applications will not be accepted after June 30.