Nebraska Administrative Code
Topic - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Title 273 - STATE PERSONNEL DIVISION
Chapter 9 - PROVISIONS FOR LEAVE
Section 273-9-07 - SICK LEAVE
Current through October 16, 2022
See Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-1320.
07.01 CONDITIONS FOR USING SICK LEAVE. The following conditions are the only valid reasons sick leave may be used:
07.02 REQUESTS FOR SICK LEAVE. Sick leave must be requested in advance when possible. In the case of illness, injury, emergency or any other absence not approved in advance, the employee will inform the supervisor of the circumstances as soon as possible. An employee may be directed to submit substantiating evidence.
07.03 BALANCING OF SICK LEAVE. The sick leave account of each employee will be balanced to a maximum of 1440 hours on December 31 of each year. Sick leave may be accumulated in excess of 1440 hours during a year, but the excess will be forfeited when balanced.
07.04 FORFEITING OF SICK LEAVE UPON SEPARATION; SICK LEAVE PAYMENTS UPON RETIREMENT OR DEATH. All sick leave will be forfeited upon separation from employment, except that an employee age 55 or above, or of a younger age if the employee meets all criteria necessary to retire under the primary retirement plan covering his/her State employment, or at death, will be paid one-quarter of his/her employee's accumulated sick leave.
07.05 SICK LEAVE REINSTATEMENT. An employee who has left state service for other than disciplinary reasons and returns within five years will have reinstated to the sick leave account all earned sick leave not used at time of departure. Any employee who has retired or voluntarily separated in lieu of retirement will not have any sick leave reinstated.
Adopted effective 12/21/2021