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Sick leave is designed to allow an employee time off from work with pay for periods when they or any one of their family members are ill or are undergoing medical treatment. Specifically, sick leave is granted to employees when they:
An OPM final rule effective June 14, 2010 amended the definition of "family member" for purposes of leave administration (excluding leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act), including sick leave under 5 CFR 630.201 (b). Family members include:
Sick Leave Accrual
Requesting Sick Leave
Granting Sick Leave
Advancing Sick Leave