Staff members who must be absent due to non-work-related illness or injury, pregnancy, or dental or medical appointment must notify their supervisor or designee in accordance with department procedures. Staff members may be required to furnish a written physician’s statement.
Maryland Flexible Leave Act: A staff member who must be absent due to the illness or injury of an immediate family member or to accompany an immediate family member to a dental or medical appointment can charge the absence to accrued leave (sick, vacation, or floating holiday). Staff members absent on paid sick leave continue to accrue sick leave and vacation. University holidays occurring during sick leave are not charged to sick leave. If a staff member is on sick leave and the university officially closes, the time the university is officially closed will not be charged to accrued sick leave. However, the university must be officially closed for at least one half day.