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Sick Leave Bank

Sick Leave Bank Donation for Regular Faculty, SPS, and Civil Service:

The university has established a Sick Leave Bank program in which regularly appointed faculty, supportive professional staff, and civil service employees are eligible to participate.

Regularly appointed employees may elect to join the Sick Leave Bank during the Benefit Choice period May 1 through May 31, 2017.

For FY2018, there will be no requirement for current participants to donate additional sick days to maintain participation due to the adequacy of donated sick days remaining on balance as of this date.

Otherwise, participation in the Sick Leave Bank program requires an employee (who was not enrolled during FY17) to annually donate at least one day of accrued sick leave prior to the end of the annual Benefit Choice period.  Consistent with the Illinois Sick Leave Bank Act, the Sick Leave Bank program is designed to assist NIU employees who face major health crises and who have exhausted all other available benefits.

To register for the Sick Leave Bank program for FY2018, please complete the enrollment form, which must be received in the Payroll Department by May 31, 2017.  If you have any questions regarding the Sick Leave Bank program, please feel free to contact Sandy Hess at 753-6050. 

Sick Leave Bank Donation for Temporary Faculty and SPS:

Employees on temporary appointments have separate sick leave banks and their donation period is August 16 through October 31, 2017.  Additional information will be distributed in August.  


If you have additional questions regarding the Sick Leave Bank program call the HRS Service Center at 753-6000.