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Code of Virginia
Title 51.1. Pensions, Benefits, and Retirement
Chapter 11. Sickness and Disability Program
6/15/2021

§ 51.1-1104. Sick leave benefit for participating employees.

A. On the effective date of coverage for existing employees, and thereafter on each January 10, existing participating full-time employees shall receive an amount of sick leave based on the employee's number of months of state service as an eligible employee, as follows:

aMonths of state serviceNumber of hours
bLess than 6064
c60 to 11972
d120 or more80

B. Participating full-time employees, except for those described in subsection A, shall receive an initial amount of sick leave at the time their employment or reemployment commences, as follows:

aDate employment commencedNumber of hours
bJanuary 10 through July 964
cJuly 10 through January 940

Thereafter, on each January 10 such employees shall receive an amount of sick leave as provided in subsection A.

C. On the effective date of coverage for existing qualifying part-time employees, and thereafter on each January 10, existing participating qualifying part-time employees shall receive an amount of sick leave based on the employee's number of months of state service as an eligible employee, as follows:

aMonths of state serviceNumber of hours
bLess than 12032
c120 or more40

D. Participating qualifying part-time employees, except for those described in subsection C, shall receive an initial amount of sick leave at the time their employment or reemployment commences, as follows:

aDate employment commencedNumber of hours
bJanuary 10 through July 932
cJuly 10 through January 920

Thereafter, on each January 10 such employees shall receive an amount of sick leave as provided in subsection C.

E. Any partial calendar month during which a participating employee was employed shall constitute one month of state service for purposes of this section.

F. Participating employees shall not be paid or otherwise compensated upon leaving employment for any balance of unused sick leave provided to them under this section.

G. Unused balances of sick leave granted under this section shall not be carried forward beyond the calendar year in which such leave is granted.

H. Employees receiving disability benefits on January 10 of any year shall be granted sick leave for such year on the date they return to active employment. The amount of sick leave granted for such year shall be determined as if they were continuing employment on the date of their return to work as provided in subsections A through D.

1998, c. 774; 1999, c. 144; 2000, c. 889.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.