Sick Bank

Emergency Sick Bank 2017

CSEA Unit 9200 members are eligible to join the Emergency Sick Leave Bank after 13 consecutive months of employment. Open enrollment is the month of February each year. New members must obtain an enrollment card from their timekeeper, complete it and submit it back to their department timekeeper no later than February 28th, 2017.

By joining the Emergency Sick Leave Bank,you continue on the payroll in the event of an extended illness that depletes all your Sick Leave, Annual Leave, and Personal Leave hours.

The Emergency Sick Leave Bank will NOT be requesting donations for 2017 for current members. 

However, if you have not donated the required eight (8) days since October 2007, you must donate the outstanding days to “catch up” and continue your membership. Rejoining the Emergency Sick Leave Bank can only be done during the open enrollment period in February each year.
All applications must be submitted to your timekeeper
NO LATER THAN February 28, 2017.

EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE BANK- RULES AND POLICIES
Whereas
it is understood that the Westchester County CSEA Unit 9200 Emergency Sick Leave Bank Benefit is as important as Health Insurance;
Whereas it is understood that the maintenance of a current available balance of Emergency Sick Leave Bank days is vitally important to the well being of the CSEA membership;
And Whereas it is understood that to continue to operate the Emergency Sick Leave Bank for the benefit of all CSEA Unit 9200 members is now dependent on the re-establishing of new polices and rules in order for the Emergency Sick Leave Bank program to continue to operate;
Therefore, these rules, revised as of January 2017, are being proposed at this time:

EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE BANK- FIRST TIME MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT
The CSEA Unit 9200 Emergency Sick Leave Bank has provided thousands of hours to eligible employees who would otherwise have faced the financial hardship of illness with no paycheck coming into their households.

ELIGIBILITY
Employees who are NOT presently enrolled can take the opportunity to join at this time by voluntarily donating two (2) sick or personal leave days. Once contributions are made, they cannot be withdrawn. In order to enroll, you must meet the following requirements:
1. You must have at least thirteen (13) months of continuous service with Westchester County.
2. You must voluntarily contribute two (2) sick or personal leave days to the Emergency Sick Leave Bank in the month of February 2017 [From 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017].

WITHDRAWAL OF SICK LEAVE FROM BANK
New members must be in the Emergency Sick Leave Bank for six (6) months before applying for assistance. Approval of withdrawals from the Emergency Sick Leave Bank is based on your ability to return to work. If you do not Intend- or are unable-to return to work, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. You are also NOT ELIGIBLE if you are receiving SSI, or if you are receiving (or are in the process of applying for) Workers’ Compensation. UNTIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE RECEIVED, NO DECISION WILL BE RENDERED.

Requests are considered by members of the Emergency Sick Leave Board, who have been appointed by the CSEA Unit 9200 President. According to your union contract, the Board “shall administer the bank, be responsible for accepting and recording members. maintaining records and acting on each application for benefits submitted to it. Decisions of the Board are final, subject to Westchester County approval that the Board acted in compliance with eligibility requirements.

Have Questions? Contact us at 914-995-2153 on Wednesday’s after 1:00 pm.
Please leave a message if you wish.

MEMBERSHIP CARD
Membership Cards for the Emergency Sick Leave Bank must be SUBMITTED TO YOUR DEPARTMENT TIMEKEEPER on or before February 28, 2017. Please be sure to sign and date the card. Submissions beyond the February 28, 2017 deadline cannot be accepted.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE BANK, PLEASE DISREGARD THIS NOTICE.

 

2017 Sick Bank New Member Enrollment form

Have Questions? Contact us at 914-995-2153 on Wednesday’s after 1:00 pm.
Please leave a message if you wish.   

The fax number is 914-995-5629

Sample form ask Timekeeper for form.

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