State law requires that permanent full-time state employees be allowed 15 days' paid sick leave each year.
Leave may be accumulated, but no more than 180 days may be carried over from one calendar year to the next.
Part-time employees of the state are entitled to sick leave on a prorated basis (SC Code Sec. 8-11-40).
Employees may also use up to 10 days of sick leave each year to care for ill members of their immediate family or for family members’ doctor appointments.
“Immediate family” means the employee's spouse and children and the following relations to the employee or the spouse of the employee: mother, father, brother, sister, grandparent, legal guardian, and grandchildren.
The department or agency head may allow an employee, under emergency or extreme hardship conditions, who ...