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Sick Leave Bank

Established in 1989, the Sick Leave Bank (SLB) provides members who are experiencing serious illnesses an opportunity to request additional paid leave from the bank after exhausting all personal accrued leave.

Knoxville area SLB members with an emergency illness or injury should complete and print the Sick Leave Bank Withdrawal Request Application for Knoxville Area.

SLB members of the Institute of Agriculture with an emergency illness or injury, should complete and print the Sick Leave Bank Withdrawal Request Application for UTIA.

Return completed application to: or HR Employee Relations at 105 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-0213.

Open Enrollment

The SLB annual enrollment period is April through June. To be eligible, you must be 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 must complete an open enrollment application and agree to donate 24 hours of sick leave to the bank. The annual deadline for membership is June 30.

Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Application

For more information, visit Policy HR0382 on the Sick Leave Bank or contact Human Resources at 865-974-6642.


Sick Leave Bank Trustees for the Knoxville Area/UTSI

  • Chris Durman, Library
  • Rick Gometz, Facilities Services
  • Marcia Lane, Retail, Hospitality & Tourism
  • Pam Quick, Payroll
  • Elizabeth Tampas-Dixon, Enrollment Management
  • Mike West, University Housing Maintenance
  • Connie Walden, Human Resources

Sick Leave Bank Trustees for UTIA

  • Nour Abdoulmoumine, Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science
  • Jennifer Daniels, HR College of Veterinary Medicine
  • David Golden, Food Science
  • Missy Kitts, Extension-Administration
  • Ashley Mike, Extension-Administration
  • Bethanie Poe, Large Animal Clinical Science
  • Carrera Romanini, International Programs