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    LEAVES OF ABSENCE

    During your leave, you will be required to use available days including vacation, sick, and personal leave. Once you have exhaused your days, your leave will be unpaid. For this reason you may want to consider a disability plan to protect your pay in an unforseen medical circumstance, as well as consider enrolling in the Sick Leave bank. 

     


    Benefits While on Leave

    If you miss a check, you will be required to submit payment for any benefits normally deducted from your paycheck. You will be notified via email by the benefits office of any missed deductions. It is important to make sure your personal email is updated in THEbenefitsHUB to ensure we are able to contact you. You must submit payment within 30 days of the missed deduction or your benefits may be cancelled effective the first of the month in which full prmeiums were not paid. 

    If you are being paid through the disability provider (CIGNA) or through Worker's Compensation and are not receiving a check through payroll, benefits premiums are NOT taken from those payments since they come from a third party. You will be required to submit benefit payments to the district in either of these cases.

    For more information regarding FMLA and other available leaves, please take a look at the Leave of Absence web page here or contact Melissa Sims in Human Resources at melissa.sims@birdvilleschools.net.

    For more information regarding Worker's Compensation, please take a look at the Worker's Compensation web page here or contact Candace Miller at candace.miller@birdvilleschools.net.

     


    Sick Leave Bank

    The purpose of the Sick Leave Bank is to provide additional sick leave days to members of the Bank who, in the event of a critical or extended illness, surgery, injury, and/or other temporary disability, is unable to perform the duties of his/her position. When it becomes apparent that a member will exhaust all accumulated state and local leave and vacation days, then and only then may a request be initiated. 

     
    • Bank days cannot be used for maternity leave;
       
    • Bank days cannot be used for family illness; 
    • Bank days cannot be used for Worker's Compensation leave; 
       
    • The employee must miss five (5) consecutive days; 
       
    • All leave days, including vacation days, must be exhausted;
       
    • For more information, view the Sick Leave Bank Guidelines;
       
    • To enroll in the Sick Leave Bank you must be in your new hire enrollment peroiod, or you may enroll during Annual Benefits Enrollment. Enrollment is completed through THEbenefitsHUB. When you join the bank, you will donate 3 personal days - you do not donate 3 days each year;    
       
    • To request days from the Sick Leave Bank, complete the Form to Request Days from Bank;
       
    • To verify if you are in the BISD Sick Bank, click here.  Once in the THEbenefitsHUB, go to the Benefits Enrollment Information tab, and check your Consolidated Enrollment Form to see if you are already enrolled.