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The Sick Leave Bank (SLB) program is available to non-union, SHARE and NAGE employees. It is designed to assist employees with a bridge of income between accrued time off and long-term disability benefits. Employees must contribute 16 hours of sick time to the bank in order to enroll.

To access sick leave bank plan information, click the Benefit Summaries button below (or on the top navigation bar) or click the Policies tab above, then Volume VI: Human Resources/Benefits and Leave:


To access sick leave bank benefit forms, click the Benefit Forms button below (or on the top navigation bar):


Enrollment Information

You may enroll after one year of employment and the attainment of one week of sick time (pro-rated for part-time service). Employees may enroll by completing and submitting the Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Form to the Benefits Department. The Benefits Department will review the form and notify the employee of approval/denial.

If approved, the enrollment will be effective the beginning of the next pay period and the mandatory 16 hours will be deducted from the employee's sick time balance. Once enrollment is approved, an employee is eligible to request time from the Sick Leave Bank.   

In the event that there is any inconsistency between this summary and any legal printed documents, including all plan provider legal documents, the legal documents govern. The benefit information provided is a summary of what we cover and what you pay. It does not list every service that we cover or list every limitation or exclusion. UMass Chan benefits, premiums, deductibles, and/or copayments/coinsurance may change at any time without notice. To get a complete list of services we cover, please call the health plan. Copies of plan summaries and the GIC Benefits Decision Guide are available in the Benefits Department or from the vendor(s). Also, copies of each health plan provider benefit summary are available at