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UPDATE: January, 2015


As announced in March 2014, changes to the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers’ Paid Time Off (PTO) and the Extended Sick Time Program covering UMHHC and Shared Services Staff will take effect July 1, 2015. Please note: Where referred to as 7/1/2015, please note the change/conversion will  take effect on 7/1/2015 for monthly paid staff and 7/5/2015  for bi-weekly paid staff.

As a reminder, the following changes will be implemented as of 7/1/2015:

What happens on July 1, 2015?

If your hire date was on or between 7/1/2013 – 7/1/2014 and you hold a 50% appointment, you will become eligible for the extended sick program on 7/1/2015.

For staff members already eligible for the extended sick program, on 7/1/2015 existing extended sick time hours in the bank will transfer to the three-bank system.  These staff members will also renew their banks sooner than currently scheduled:

Year of Last Renewal/Initial Accrual

Year of Next Renewal

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011


7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017

After this initial renewal of hours, eligible staff members will renew the hours in their extended sick bank every two years.  

Staff utilizing extended sick hours and on a continuous leave of absence as of 7/1/2015 will remain on their current plan until they have had a successful return to work for 30 days.

If you have specific questions about these changes, please talk to your supervisor or manager, contact your timekeeper or HR Consultant, or submit your question via email to:


Information and Reference Resources

Benefit Changes FAQ

Extended Sick Time Modified Renewal Schedule

Message from Doug Strong and Deborah Childs

Benefit Changes Town Hall Meeting March 19th, Ford Auditorium


Questions can be directed to: UMHS Human Resources Compensation