May is Sick Pool Conversion Month
May 6, 2009
May is sick pool conversion month for employees on earned time. Sick pool conversion forms are to be submitted to Human Resources by May 29. Sick pool information is available at http://www.unh.edu/hr/sck-pl.htm ; and forms are available at www.unh.edu/hr/pubs-frm.htm#other, or may be requested from HR by phoning 2-0501.
The sick leave pool is intended to provide additional security by allowing staff members the opportunity to exchange earned time hours for sick pool hours at the equivalent rate of three sick pool hours for each hour of earned time. For employees’ own illness, usage of sick pool hours commences with the sixth consecutive day of absence from work due to illness or injury. A certification of health care provider form must accompany the request to use sick pool time. Sick pool may also be used for family leave and extended bereavement leave (see “use of sick pool for family leave and extended bereavement leave” at http://usnholpm.unh.edu/USY/V.Pers/A.11.htm).
You may contact HR 2-0501 if questions.