All employees shall earn one (1) twenty-four (24) hour sick leave day per month without loss of pay. Sick leave may be accumulated to a maximum of two hundred forty (240) days. Illinois Municipal Retirement guidelines will be used to determine maximum accruals and how accrued sick leave will be converted for service credit at retirement.
Sick leave shall be interpreted to mean personal illness including pregnancy related disability or illness in the immediate family or household.
Management reserves the right to require a doctor’s statement if there is any evidence of abuse or misuse of sick leave. A doctor’s statement is required if an individual is absent for two (2) consecutive shifts.