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Sick Leave

Eligible employees at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) accrue 3.7 hours of sick leave for each 80 hours paid.


Sick leave accrues at 3.7 hours for each 80 hours paid. Students and temporary employees are not eligible for paid sick leave.

Part-time exempt accruals are as follows:

FTE percentage


0 - 24.9%

0.9 hours

25 - 49.9%

1.9 hours

50 - 74.9%

2.8 hours

75 to 100%

3.7 hours

When you can use your sick leave

  • You are ill or need to be away from work for medical reasons
  • You need time off due to pregnancy and/or childbirth
  • Adoption or placement of a child in your home
  • To care for a member of your family related to you by blood, marriage, adoption or a minor in your residence resulting from court proceedings under Kansas code for care of children or the Kansas juvenile offenders code.

Retiree payout

Sick leave incentive at retirement:

Minimum Years
of Service

Minimum Sick
Leave Accrual

Sick Leave


800 hours (100 days)

240 hours (30 days)


1,000 hours (125 days)

360 hours (45 days)


1,200 hours (150 days)

480 hours (60 days)

Human Resources

Human Resources-KC
3901 Rainbow Blvd
1044 Delp
Kansas City, KS 66160

KU Medical Center-Wichita
Human Resources
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214