An employment benefit in the form of paid time off to be used due to a faculty member's temporary inability to perform duties because of sickness or disability. Paid sick time may also be applied toward other types of qualifying and approved leaves, such as parental leave, family illness leaves, and Qualified Exigency Leave or Military Caregiver Leave. A benefits-eligible faculty member has up to six months of paid sick time, which is replenished based upon a rolling calendar year, i.e., one year from time used.
As of July 1, 2015, Tufts provides forty (40) hours per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) of paid sick time for all faculty members previously ineligible for paid sick time/medical leave. The forty (40) hours of paid sick time is awarded in a lump sum amount on July 1 of the fiscal year. To review the entire policy, please visit the Provost's Office website.