Expanded Sick Leave Policy
Effective June 11, 2020, the Louisiana State Legislature passed SB437 which was signed by the Governor and became Act No. 241. The legislation expands the use of accrued sick leave by Unclassified (Professional, Academic, Other Academic, and Professional Hourly) employees as follows:
Sick leave may be used to care for an immediate family member who is ill or injured or to accompany an immediate family member to a medical, dental, or optical consultation or treatment. An immediate family member is defined as a spouse, parent, or child of an employee.
The Louisiana Department of State Civil Service adopted changes to Chapters 1 and 11 of the Civil Service Handbook effective May 7, 2020, allowing the expanded use of sick leave by classified employees to care for an immediate family member who is ill or injured or who requires medical, dental or optical treatment when it is not possible to arrange such appointments for non-duty hours.
LSU leave policies PS-12 and PM-20 are currently under revision to reflect the expanded use of sick leave. In accordance with the Protocol for Development, Approval, Revision & Rescindment of Permanent Memoranda, the portions of the policies that conflict with new Act 241 and Chapters 1 and 11 of the Civil Service Rules are invalid, and provisions contained within the new rules will supersede. The remainder of the policies that are unaffected will remain valid and in effect.