The Regents of the University of Michigan
Graduate Employees Organization
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Local 3550
May 7, 2002 February 1, 2005
In the event an employee is unable to meet employment obligations because of personal illness or injury or because of the illness or injury of a family member, the employee will notify the appropriate immediate supervisor (or department or unit designee) as promptly as possible so that arrangements for the absence can be made by the University. In addition, an employee will make every effort to assist in arrangements for another to meet his/her employment obligations. In no case will the employee be required to pay for the coverage. Employees shall be eligible for up to three (3) weeks of sick leave pay in a consecutive twelve (12) month period beginning the first day of the initial employment period when unable to meet employment obligations because of personal illness or injury or because of the illness or injury of a family member. Personal illness includes illness caused, or contributed to, by pregnancy.
For the purpose of determining the number of paid sick days available (1) a scheduled work day shall be defined as a day containing scheduled work commitments including, but not limited to, lectures, recitations, labs, office hours, and staff meetings; (2) a week shall be defined as the number of scheduled work days in a calendar week; and (3) the total sick leave eligibility shall be determined by multiplying the number of scheduled work days in a week by three (3).
For the purpose of determining the percent of sick leave used, divided the number of scheduled work days missed because of personal illness or injury, by the total sick leave eligibility.
A "family member" is defined as the employee's spouse or a same-sex domestic partner with whom the staff member shares living accommodations and expenses; or the child, sibling, parent, grandparent, or other related individual whose care is the responsibility of the staff member, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner.
Nothing in this Article shall be construed so as to limit an employee's rights under the Family Medical Leave Act, with which the University agrees to comply fully.
A "same sex domestic partner" is defined as a person who is the same sex as you; is not legally married to another individual; is not related to you by blood in a manner that would bar marriage; is not already covered through the University as an employee (exception: Dependent Life); you and your partner have registered the domestic partnership in the manner authorized by a municipality or other government entity; and for your partner (and your partner's children) to be eligible, both you and your partner must have allowed six months to pass since the termination of a same sex domestic partnership.