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Sick Leave Bank Open Enrollment

Sick leave bank open enrollment is underway and has been extended!

Beginning April 1, 2020, and continuing through August 31, 2020 (originally June 30), we will be accepting applications for new enrollees in the Knoxville-Area (including the UT Space Institute and IPS) and Institute of Agriculture sick leave banks. The extension will provide additional time for employees to complete and submit an enrollment application.

Established in 1989, the Sick Leave Bank (SLB) provides members who are experiencing serious illnesses/injuries an opportunity to request additional paid leave from the bank after exhausting all personal accrued leave. Please note: bank leave is for the serious illness or injury of the employee only and not for the illness/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 6 days (pro-rated for regular, part-time employees) by August 31, 2020. Employees’ meeting these requirements who wish to join the bank must complete an open enrollment application and agree to donate 24 hours of sick leave to the bank (these are non-refundable hours). Applications may be submitted to SickLeaveBank@utk.edu. Electronic signatures are accepted. Current bank members do not need to take any action.

For more information regarding the sick leave bank and an enrollment application, visit https://hr.utk.edu/sick-leave-bank/. Applications will be distributed to all eligible employees in the coming weeks.