University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Civil Service

Eligibility and Accrual

Full-time and part-time employees on continuing or temporary appointments who are employed in one administrative unit on a prearranged and assigned schedule of 50% time or more shall accumulate sick leave with pay at the rate of three minutes per basic straight-time paid work hour.

Changing Jobs within the University

When a Civil Service employee changes to an AFSCME Clerical or Technical, or Teamster job, with no break in service, unused sick leave moves with the employee to the new job. Unused sick leave is not transferable when a Civil Service employee changes to an academic job.

Leaving the University

For all job classes, unused sick leave is not paid out when an employee leaves the University.

Returning to the University

As long as the University has a record on file, a former employee who was employed on a prearranged and assigned schedule of at least 75% time (or 50% time if initial three-year criteria has been met) and who is reemployed in a position of at least 50% time may, at the discretion of the responsible administrator, have unused sick leave reinstated.

Sick Leave Rules

For more details about sick leave, read Rules 11 and 12 of the Civil Service Rules.

Civil Service Rules, Rule 11—Authorized Leaves of Absence
Civil Service Rules, Rule 12—Seniority, Layoff, and Resignation