State employees earn sick leave according to a schedule based on years of service.
Leave is accrued on a monthly basis and is prorated for less than full-time service.
Sick leave may be taken for an employee's illness, injury, pregnancy, medical examinations, treatment, or when the employee's presence at work would jeopardize the health of the employee or others. Sick leave can accumulate without limit (OK Admin. Code Sec. 260:25-15-12).
Interaction with family leave. State employees with over six months of continuous service are entitled to take family leave for the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a terminally or critically ill dependent child or dependent adult.
The leave may be unpaid, or the employee may charge the time to accumulated compensatory, sick, or annual leave, or to donated leave.