Missouri law mandates that full-time state employees receive paid sick leave at the rate of 10 hours per month of work, with no limit on accumulation. For part-time employees, sick leave is accrued on a pro rata schedule.
State employees may take sick leave for sickness or injury, pregnancy, childbirth and recovery, medical, surgical, dental, or optical examination, or where, through exposure to contagious disease, the presence of the employee at work would jeopardize the health of others.
Sick leave can also be used in the event of illness to the employee's spouse, children, or other members of the employee's household that requires the employee's personal care and attention (1 CSR 20-5.020).
Public employees who are foster or adoptive parents or adoptive stepparents may use their accrued sick leave, annual leave, or any similar leave granted to biological parents to take time off to arrange for the placement or care of a foster or adopted child. Only an employee who has primary responsibility for the child may take this leave (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 105.271).
Under the State Employee's Family and Medical Leave Rules, state employees are ...