1.2. Sick Leave Response
- the first 11 days are paid @ 100% of salary
- on the 12th day, you automatically start the Short Term Disability (STDLP) Leave Plan - 120 days paid @ 90% of salary
- if you have any top-up days (check myPortal) they are automatically applied to top up your 90% days to 100% days
Timeline for Sick Days
If you were off the first day of work for the 2020-2021 school year then your sick days will run out on March 31, 2021
What happens to my pension and benefits on leave?
What happens after using up all Sick Days and I am still sick?
Well prior to the expiration of sick days you need to contact the Unit Office and request a Long Term Disability (LTD) package. The process requires you to fill out several applications and to have your medical team send supporting medical files to the insurer, OTIP. This process can be lengthy and can take approximately 15 weeks. Please ensure you leave enough time to meet the timelines.
Please note: MyPortal sick day usage totals will not be accurate while you are on medical leave. In order to avoid any disruption to pay cycles for members on leave, the Board's payroll system will reflect that the entire sick day allocation of 120 days paid at 90% has been used. If a member is medically cleared to return to work before all sick days are utilized, the payroll system will automatically replace all unused days.