(Approved by the Board of Regents, November 30, 1989)
  I.    Objectives
  A.    To provide an informal system of colleague-substitution for
        short-term incapacity of instructional faculty.  This
        practice protects the interests of students by insuring the
        supply of qualified substitutes who are familiar with the
        disabled teacher's educational objectives, methods, and
  B.    To provide a regularized and equitable basis for
        determining the eligibility of faculty members to receive
        salary payments during extended periods of incapacity for
        reasons of illness, injury, or childbirth.
  C.    To provide a regularized and equitable procedure for
        disability coverage by way of disability retirement,
        regular retirement, or disability insurance, once the
        limits of the extended leave period have been reached and
        the health prognosis is unfavorable.
  II.   Non-creditable Sick Leave:  Collegially Supported
  A.    It is the responsibility of the institution to have an
        agreed-upon procedure for continuing instruction when
        faculty members are absent for any reason, including
        illness, injury, or childbirth.
  B.    Once instruction is underway, it is important to have it
        continued with minimal interruption to protect the
        interests of students.  Thus, when a faculty member is
        incapacitated for brief periods by illness, injury, or
        childbirth, the "collegial" method of accommodating faculty
        disability is preferred.  This is the practice whereby
        colleagues of the disabled faculty member-- on a voluntary
        basis-- take over his or her classes and other essential
        functions, in addition to carrying on their regular work.
  C.    This provision may be employed when practicable up to a
        maximum of twenty-five (25) work days for each faculty
        member in one fiscal year.  After that time, creditable
        sick leave shall be charged.
  D.    Collegially supported sick leave is not credited toward
        retirement and cannot be carried over to a subsequent
        fiscal year.
  E.    An eligible faculty member, appointed for at least a
        semester but less than an academic year, may receive no
        more than half of the collegial protection awarded persons
        who are appointed for an academic year.  Faculty appointed
        for periods of less than one semester may not receive
        collegial benefits.
  F.    The maximum collegially supported leave available to a
        faculty member during the summer is one-seventh of the
        contract period.  This will be included as part of the
        faculty member's yearly limit.
  G.    Collegially supported leaves for an individual faculty
        member in two fiscal years must be separated by active
        service of at least twenty-five (25) work days.
  III. Creditable Sick Leave
  A.   Accrual
        1.  Sick leave for faculty is accrued at the rate of 1.25
            work days per month at full salary.  Accrual of sick
            leave for summer employment by academic-year faculty is
            determined by the institution.  In no case may an
            individual accrue more than fifteen (15) days of sick
            leave during any fiscal year.
        2.  Part-time faculty members who are employed at least 50
            percent time are eligible for sick leave benefits
            proportionate to the percentage of their employment.
        3.  Individuals eligible to earn sick leave credits will
            accrue such credit for each calendar month in which
            they are on paid status for fifteen (15) or more days
            within that month.  No sick leave credit will be
            accrued for any month during which the individual is on
            paid status for less than fifteen days.
        4.  Sick leave is accrued while the individual is on
            sabbatical leave, but not while on leave without pay.
        5.  A faculty member may be required to present appropriate
            diagnostic or medical evidence to support his or her
            sick leave.
        6.  When all accrued sick leave has been expended, the
            individual will be removed from salaried status, except
            in unusual circumstances as approved by the President.
            The institution will assist the faculty member in
            evaluating the options of disability retirement,
            regular retirement, or disability insurance if the
            health prognosis is unfavorable.
        7.  If there is a break in an individual's employment with
            the State of Maryland of less than three years, a sick
            leave balance will be restored.  A leave of absence
            without pay is considered a break in employment.  Sick
            leave balances may be brought to the University System
            from another State agency.
  B.    Sick Leave Creditable as a Retirement Benefit
        1.  A maximum of 130 sick leave days could be creditable as
            a retirement benefit as of January 1, 1975.  Since that
            date, there has been no limit on accumulation of sick
            leave.  For individuals employed in former Board of
            Regents institutions, there may be additional sick
            leave in reserve which cannot be credited toward
        2.  A faculty member who is receiving Maryland State
            Retirement System benefits does not accrue sick leave
            creditable as a retirement benefit.  Faculty members
            who are members of the optional retirement plan
            provided through TIAA do not accrue sick leave
            creditable as a retirement benefit subsequent to the
            date of enrollment in the TIAA plan.  Faculty members
            who receive approval for exemption from positive time
            reporting, as described in section IV.A below, do not
            accrue sick leave creditable as a retirement benefit.
        3.  For faculty members enrolled in the Maryland State
            retirement and pension systems, at the time of
            retirement unused creditable sick leave is applie
            toward the individual's retirement service credit.
            There will be no cash payment for accumulated sick
            leave at the termination of employment, nor may unused
            sick leave be used for early retirement.  In the case
            of an individual who resigns after at least five years
            of employment, and who leaves contributions with the
            Maryland State retirement system, any unused creditable
            sick leave will be "vested"-- that is, it will be
            credited toward retirement benefits when the employee
            begins to draw benefits.
  IV. Reporting
  A.    Each faculty member, regardless of the source of funding or
        retirement system in which he or she is enrolled, who is
        employed at least 50 percent time, must complete monthly
        positive time reports and sign the fiscal year summary
        record unless an exemption has been requested by the
        individual and approved by the President.   When an
        exemption is approved, the faculty member thereby waives
        all claims from that date forward to credit any unused sick
        leave toward retirement benefits.  With the approval of the
        President, the faculty member may revoke his or her
        exemption, and unused sick leave earned from the time of
        revocation forward will be credited toward retirement.
  B.    Each institution shall establish procedures for positive
        time reporting by faculty.  The institution shall retain
        monthly time reports for each individual for five years,
        and shall retain summary records of these reports until the
        individual leaves employment.
  V.    Accident Leave
  A.    A faculty member who, in the actual performance of his or
        her duties, sustains an accidental personal injury that is
        otherwise compensable under the Maryland Worker's
        Compensation Law, shall be granted accident leave with full
        pay if, after medical examination, a physician certifies
        that the injury or accident disables the employee.
        Accident leave is available only to those who are eligible
        for sick leave.
  B.    Accident leave shall be granted from the date of the
        job-related injury until a physician certifies that the
        individual is healed and is physically able to return to
        work.  The period of accident leave must be supported by a
        valid physician's certificate.  In no event may accident
        leave be extended beyond one year from the date the
        accidental personal injury occurred.
  C.    Accident leave is not sick leave.  An employee on accident
        leave status will continue to earn sick leave and annual
        leave credits.  Holiday leave will be reported for
        scheduled holidays occurring during the period of accident
  D.    After the injured employee has used all available accident
        leave and does not elect to receive temporary total
        benefits, he or she may use other leave with pay, including
        sick leave, annual leave, compensatory leave, and holiday
        leave.  If, after using all leave with pay, the individual
        does not elect to receive temporary total benefits, he or
        she may request the President to extend sick leave.  After
        the use of all possible leave with pay, the individual
        shall be placed on leave of absence without pay.
  E.    The injured employee shall not receive temporary total
        benefits under Worker's Compensation while receiving
        accident leave with full pay and shall not be paid any
        other leave benefits while on accident leave.
  F.    Each institution shall establish procedures in accord with
        the System personnel policies and the Worker's Compensation
        law with regard to the:  employee's notice of injury;
        physician's certification; responsible administrator's
        report; employee's claim; required medical examinations;
        granting of leave; and notification of the State Accident
  Replacement for:  BOR III-11.00, 11.02 and BOT VII-G.4