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Enrollment Open for Sick Leave Bank

Open enrollment for the sick leave bank is under way through June 30. We are accepting applications for new enrollees in the sick leave bank for the Knoxville area (including the Space Institute) and the Institute of Agriculture. Be sure to take advantage of this great benefit for UT employees!

Established in 1989, the sick leave bank provides members who are experiencing serious illnesses or injuries an opportunity to request additional paid leave from the bank after exhausting all personal accrued leave. Bank leave is for employee illnesses and injuries only and cannot be used to care for ill or injured 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 these requirements who wish to join the bank complete an open enrollment application and agree to donate 24 hours of nonrefundable sick leave to the bank. Applications will not be accepted after June 30, the annual deadline for membership. Current bank members do not need to take any action.

For more information regarding the sick leave bank and an enrollment application, visit