Sickness and Accident Supplement

Sickness and Accident Supplement (SAS) is designed to provide continuation of salary, at a reduced level, following the use of or in conjunction with accumulated sick leave and vacation.  

To qualify for SAS you must:

  • Have at least five years of regular, full-time continuous service
  • Have been off work more than 60 calendar days due to sickness or injury
  • Have not used more than 48 hours (6 days) of sick leave in the 12 month period immediately preceding the absence without doctor’s certification (FMLA absences will not be counted towards the 48 hours)

SAS provides 1/3 of normally scheduled hours of pay for each work day missed. In addition, you may choose to charge the equivalent of 1/3 of accumulated sick leave and receive 2/3 pay. If you have used all of your accumulated sick leave, you may choose to charge 1/3 of your accumulated vacation/donated vacation time.

You will not be eligible to continue under SAS for an absence that continues beyond 180 continuous calendar days from the beginning of the absence or injury.

For more detailed information, see Policy HR 34: Sickness and Accident Supplement