Sick Leave Bank

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The PGCEA Sick Leave Bank is a supplemental leave system designed for Unit 1 employees which issue payment for qualifying incapacitating personal illnesses during regularly scheduled duty days. The current annual rate of contribution is two and 1/2 (2.5) days of sick leave.

Membership in the Bank is continuous from year to year and you need only apply once. The window to join for newly hired teachers is within the first six months of employment. Otherwise, the annual open enrollment period is Jul 1-Sep 30. Home and Hospital Teachers and Retire-Rehire Teachers are not eligible.

The Sick Leave Bank is administered by an Approval Committee which includes (3) PGCEA members. A PGCEA Sick Leave Bank Coordinator and a Prince George’s County Board of Education Human Resources agent are assigned to work in conjunction with the Approval Committee to process requests to join and use the leave in the Sick Leave Bank.