Sick pay

5.1

Provided there is a reasonable prospect of eventual recovery and return to duty, employees who have 3 or more years of continuous service will be entitled to a maximum of 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay in total during any period of 12 months and not to exceed a maximum of six months paid sick leave in any period of four years or less. 

Note There is flexibility and discretion for Accounting Officers to extend periods of full and half pay sick pay on an individual case basis. In all instances where sick pay is extended the rationale for the extension must be clearly documented. Examples of where it may be appropriate to extend sick pay include instances such as life threatening illness, terminal illness, or unable to access treatment.