SE Unifor 649 Members:
We are past one year of Covid and there were some allowances that were provided in 2020 and they allowed for:
Employees will be able to draw on their next 12 months of sick leave accrual, if required.
This was a benefit but there is always a cost, nothing is for free. The result of using your next years sick leave accrual, negative sick leave balance.
This option is no longer available and if you do not have credits to cover "sick leave" you will be required to utilize vacation or LWOP.
The advanced sick leave was never meant to be a continued benefit it was a interim bridge only. Consideration in extreme circumstances may be available but is at the discretion of SEI.