University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Sick Leave

Sick Leave Policies

Policies, rules and contract language governing sick leave vary by employee group. For more details about sick leave eligibility, accrual rates, and what happens when you change jobs, leave a job, or return to the university, read the policy for your employee group.

Vacation Donation Program

At times, a University employee may exhaust all vacation and sick leave because of a serious medical hardship or catastrophic illness or injury. The Vacation Donation Program allows Civil Service and Bargaining Unit employees to donate their paid vacation leave to those in need.

If you are interested in either donating or receiving paid vacation hours, review the Vacation Donation Program policy and procedure before participating.

Vacation Donation Program Policy and Forms

Sick Leave Balance

Civil service and bargaining unit employees can view their current sick leave balance at any time with the Vacation and Sick Leave Self-Service Action at Employee Self-Service.

Employee Self-Service