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Sick Leave Bank

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

Membership in the Bank is continuous from year to year, and you only need to 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 July 1 – September 30. Home and Hospital Teachers and Retire-Rehire Teachers are not eligible.

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

You must be a Unit 1 Employee.

Complete the Sick Leave Bank Donation Form which means that you will be donating 2.5 days of your sick leave per year (July 1).

No, you do not need to sign up every year. You are a member until you leave the unit or request in writing that you no longer want to be a member of the Bank.

Yes, there is a 6-month waiting period from the time you join before you become eligible to use leave from the bank.

Any time after your 6-month waiting period.  At that point, you must be out of work 30-consecutive calendar days and exhausted all your own sick leave before the Bank starts to pay you.

Grants do not exceed the cumulative equivalent of 200 workdays. Upon exhaustion of cumulative 200 workdays of Bank leave, members shall be eligible for additional Bank leave one calendar year after their return to active employment. 

Members will not receive more than a lifetime equivalent of cumulative 400 workdays of Bank leave while employed by PGCPS.

Contact PGCEA to request a Sick Leave Bank Grant Request form.  Once you have satisfied your 30 consecutive calendar day waiting period, you submit your request form signed by your doctor and principal.

Yes, the Sick Leave Bank pays up until your baby turns 6 or 8 weeks old, unless you have complications from the pregnancy, the bank will pay until your doctor releases you to go back to work.

Once the Sick Leave Bank committee has met, you will receive an email informing you of their decision.

For additional information, email [email protected] or call the office a 301-736-2700.

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