3-6C-7. Sick leave--Accrual and accumulation--Medical certificate--Vacation leave used for sickness--Personal emergency leave. In addition to the leave of absence for vacation as provided in § 3-6C-4, each employee of the state, except temporary and emergency employees as defined by Civil Service Commission rules, and patient, inmate, and student employees, is entitled to fourteen days leave of absence for sickness without loss of pay, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, for each year the employee is in the employment of the state. Leave of absence for sickness shall be accrued on an hourly, biweekly, semimonthly, or monthly basis as determined by the commissioner of human resources and shall accumulate without limit as to the number of days of such accumulation. Any leave of absence for sickness shall be supported by a medical certificate upon the request of the commissioner of human resources. No employee is entitled to more than the employee's accrued and earned leave of absence for sickness without first using up any and all of the employee's accumulated and earned leave of absence for vacation.
An employee may use up to five days of the employee's sick leave annually for personal emergency reasons. Leave for personal emergencies may not be accrued from year to year. The Civil Service Commission, pursuant to chapter 1-26, shall promulgate rules to implement this provision.
Adoption of a child by any state employee is treated as natural childbirth for leave purposes.
Source: SL 2012, ch 23, § 18.
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