Coaches Sick Leave Payment Guidelines

  • To be eligible for payment of sick leave upon retirement, Non-Faculty Athletic Coaches must meet the following criteria:

    • Retirement at age 60 or above with at least five years of Commonwealth/State System service as a coach, or
    • Disability retirement in accordance with one of the State System’s approved retirement plans, or
    • Retirement under age 60 with at least 25 years of Commonwealth/State System service under one of the State System’s approved retirement plans. The entire 25 years of service need not all be as a coach and may include periods of Commonwealth/State System service in other than coaching positions, and
    • Must retire and begin drawing a lifetime annuity from one of the State System’s retirement plans. Employees who elect to “retire” but choose to defer their monthly retirement annuity upon separation are not eligible to receive payment of unused sick leave even if all other criteria are met. 
    Payment Schedule:
    Days Available at Retirement Maximum Days of Unused Sick Leave Paid
    10-74 10
    75-149 20
    150-224 30
    225-300 40

    Leave balances are reported on ESS as the number of hours an employee has accrued. To convert hours to days, divide the number of leave hours accrued by 7.5 hours.