• Personal Illness Leave

  • Personal Illness Leave Details for Full-Time Employees

    I have worked for PISD for less than 1 year:

    If you have worked for PISD less than 1 year, your leave will be provided by the Temporary Disability (TD) policy, which will run concurrently with your Accrued Leave.

    If you run out of accrued leave, you may apply for leave bank days, if you are a member. The leave bank may pay you for up to the maximum of 25 days in the fiscal year (maximum 75 days lifetime). Leave bank days are not granted automatically; you must request them.

    You must remain off work until your doctor releases you as able to return to work. At that time, you must return to work on the next scheduled work day.

    I have worked for PISD for more than 1 year:

    If you have worked for PISD more than 1 year and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months, your leave will be provided by the Family Medical Leave (FML) and Temporary Disability (TD) policies. FML and TD will run concurrently with accrued leave and leave bank.

    If you run out of accrued leave, you may apply for leave bank days, if you are a member. The leave bank may pay you for up to the maximum of 25 Leave Bank days in the fiscal year (maximum 75 days lifetime). Leave Bank days are not granted automatically; you must request them.

    You must remain off work until your doctor releases you as able to return to work. At that time, you must return to work on the next scheduled work day.

    Restrictions ordered by your doctor:

    If your doctor releases you to work but places restrictions or limitations on your activities, you must contact the Benefits department for assistance. All restrictions must be reviewed prior to your return, to ensure that your campus/department can safely comply with reasonable accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I request leave for personal illness?

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    You must contact the Benefits and Risk Management Department – (469)752-8138 or benefits@pisd.edu. We will help you with the leave process.

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  • What if my absence is due to a workers’ compensation injury?

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    You must coordinate your absence and medical certification through the workers’ compensation office – call (469)752-6391 or e-mail linda.pecot@pisd.edu. If you are eligible for FML and/or TD, it will run concurrently with your time off for your workers’ compensation injury. Please contact our workers’ compensation office if you have questions regarding pay during your absence.

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  • What papers and doctor’s notes do I need to turn in?

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    The leave packet will contain the forms you need to submit after your leave begins. You will need to provide a doctor’s note certifying your need for personal illness leave. If your absence extends more than 30 days or beyond the time period specified in the original doctor’s note, you must provide updated doctor’s notes to our office. You must also provide a doctor’s note releasing you to duty, prior to your return. Please refer to the above section regarding any restrictions ordered by your doctor.

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  • How do I record my absences?

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    Your absences must be recorded as “Personal Illness” for the entire time your doctor keeps you off work.

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  • May I do any work while on leave for personal illness?

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    No, you may not perform any job duties on campus or at home while on leave, nor can your supervisor require you to. This might include grading papers, preparing lesson plans, supervising classes or athletic events, attending PDH training or parent/teacher conferences, and other job duties. This is for the district’s protection and also for your protection. However, when your leave is foreseeable, your campus may require you to make advance lesson plans or other preparations to be used during your absence.

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  • If I do not receive a paycheck, what will happen to my health plan benefits?

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    If you do not receive a paycheck or if your paycheck is insufficient to make the premium deductions, you will receive an invoice for any premiums which are due. You will have 30 days in which to make payment. If payment is not received by the due date stated on the invoice, your health plan benefits will be cancelled. If your medical, dental, or vision benefits are cancelled while you are on FML, you may request to reinstate the coverage and resume premium payments when you return to work after your FML.

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  • What if I am on leave the maximum length of time and am still not able to return to work?

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    At that time, the process for termination of employment must begin (see policy DEC(Local) Expiration of Available Leave), or you may choose to resign. You will be offered COBRA for any health plan benefits you have. If you are able to return to work in the future, you may apply for reemployment with the district at that time.

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  • Contact UsBenefits and Risk Management Department
    (469) 752-8138
    Fax (469) 752-8036
    benefits@pisd.edu

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