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Question #91240 posted on 05/12/2018 9:24 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Let's say, hypothetically, that I'm employed by BYU as a full-time benefited individual.

Let's also say (hypothetically) that I have about a week's worth of sick time that I've accrued during my time here.

Lastly, let's say--hypothetically--that I will be leaving my job shortly and have no legitimate use of 40+ hours of sick time.

All that assumed, what happens to that sick time if it's not used? Does it pay out as a lump sum when I'm terminated? Does it disappear into the ether? Does the same thing, whatever the answer, apply to vacation time, too?

Bob Saget


Dear Sagacious,

Well, BYU has a page dedicated to basic facts about sick leave/vacation time here. According to this page, sick time is meant to only be used by an individual when either they, or one of their immediate family members living in the individual's house is sick. Judging from this, I'd say that your sick leave will probably disappear into the ether. However, if you want to be more certain, I'd suggest calling the number at the bottom of the page I linked to: 801-422-4092. The actual office of compensation will be fully equipped to inform you about what will happen to your hypothetically unused sick leave.