Sick Leave Pools

TRANSITION NOTE:  Human Resources will administer both the Faculty/A&P and USPS sick leave pools effective September 29, 2015.

Sick Leave Pool-Request Hours

Faculty/A&P pool members unable to work and wishing to request hours, please provide a current, completed, Certification of HealthCare Provider Form. An optional cover letter explaining when and why you need pool hours may be provided if you wish.

USPS pool members unable to work and wishing to request hours, please provide a completed USPS Sick Leave Pool Request Form and a Certification of HealthCare Provider Form.

You must be on an authorized leave of absence in order to use sick leave pool hours.

Sick Leave Pool – Enrollment

A 16-hour contribution to the sick leave pool allows you and your UCF co-workers who are enrolled in the sick leave pool a chance to have up to a maximum of 12 weeks PAID leave when you need it most. Faculty, A&P, and USPS personnel are eligible to join a sick leave pool, which has open enrollment periods each March and September. Joining this Sick Leave Pool requires continuous employment with the university for more than one year. In addition, applicants are required to have a balance of at least 64 hours of unused sick leave from which sixteen must be donated upon acceptance into the sick leave pool. Part-time benefits-earning Faculty, A&P, and USPS employees must have a sick leave balance and donate sick leave hours to the pool in an amount that is proportionate to the full-time equivalency of their position.

It is a benefit to UCF employees to be able to access a sick leave pool; however, some people feel that they have a large bank of sick leave hours, and think that they are likely never going to be sick enough to use all of those hours, even if they are afflicted with a serious illness. So why else should someone volunteer sixteen of those many hours in order to join the UCF sick leave pool? The answer is simple—to offer your support to the UCF community. The sick leave pools have helped many of our co-workers through tremendously difficult times; unexpected surgeries, cancers, car accidents, chronic illnesses, and many more heartbreaking circumstances. The sick leave pool is a way to help people that you may see every day. When a member’s annual and sick leaves are exhausted, the sick leave pool can support up to a maximum of 12 weeks additional PAID leave.

Your donation of sixteen hours is all that is necessary to join and become eligible for the same benefits. Together we can support one another!

How do I apply to join the sick leave pool? During open enrollment, please download and submit the Sick Leave Pool Open Enrollment Application to Human Resources.

How can I verify that I am enrolled in the sick leave pool?

  • If you are enrolled, your LAPER shows your sick leave pool enrollment. The form lists zeros in the column next to the sick leave pool row, which is normal. If you should ever be granted hours to use from the sick leave pool, the number of hours granted will appear in that column.
  • The payroll processor in your department runs a biweekly departmental leave report. If you are enrolled, your report should indicate sick leave pool.
  • If you sign in to MyUCF, you should see sick leave pool listed if you are enrolled. Navigate to:
    • employee self service
    • benefits
    • benefits summary


Sick Leave Pool resources


Questions? regarding open enrollment or requesting hours for both pools and any other questions