Overview of Paid Sick Time for Employees

Employee Group

Annual Paid Sick Time Awarded 

Maximum Paid Sick Time Bank 

Amount of Paid Sick Time That May Normally be Used Annually for Care of Immediate Family and Household Members
(This limit has been waived because of the COVID-19 emergency through December 31, 2021. Staff may use their accrued sick time, plus 14 additional days not yet accrued, for care of immediate family and household members who are ill or need to quarantine or isolate.)

Amount of MA COVID-19 Emgcy Paid Sick Leave for care of self and covered family members
(Up to 40 hrs of paid leave available between 5/28/21 and 4/1/22. Leave amount based on average 40 hour workweek, e.g. if employee works average of 20 hrs/wk, they may be eligible for 20 hrs of MA COVID-19 Emgcy Paid Sick Leave.)

Administrative/ Professional and Nonunion 12 days 130 days 12 days Up to 40 hrs
HUCTW 12 days 130 days 12 days Up to 40 hrs
Area Trades Council (ATC) <3 yrs: 6 days
>3 yrs: 12 days
55 days 6 days Up to 40 hrs
SEIU Local 615 (Custodial) <3 yrs: 6 days
>3 yrs: 12 days
24 days Up to 40 hours Up to 40 hrs
SEIU Local 615 Arboretum 12 days 30 days 12 days Up to 40 hrs
HUSPMGU (Museum Guards/Parking) 12 days 30 days 12 days Up to 40 hrs
UNITE HERE Local 26 (Dining) >1 yr: 5 days
>2 yr: 10 days
>3 yr: 15 days
30 days
If no more than 6 days used per year
6 days Up to 40 hrs
HUPA Police Officers 12 days 55 days 12 days Up to 40 hrs
Note: Family and dependent care sick days are not provided in addition to regular sick days. Rather, Harvard permits staff to use their own sick time to care for immediate family and household members who are ill or need to isolate/quarantine. This time is tracked separately in PeopleSoft.
 

MA COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave is temporarily provided through April 1, 2022 (or until the Commonwealth's funds for this program are exhausted) in addition to regular sick days.

Subject to eligibility and circumstances, other paid time off and pay continuation benefits can include:

Unpaid, job-protected leave is also available under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Updated:  11/2/2021