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Sick Leave

All full-time TDCJ employees earn eight (8) hours sick leave per month. Part-time employees earn four (4) hours sick leave per month. Accumulation of sick leave is unlimited.

Sick Leave Pool

TDCJ employees with 12 months of TDCJ service and 56 hours sick leave accrual at the onset of the current injury/illness who have donated a minimum of 8 hours to the Sick Leave Pool during the current fiscal year may be eligible to receive paid leave.

Eligible employees may be granted paid leave for a maximum of 90 workdays if the employee or a member of their family suffers a catastrophic injury/illness that forces the exhaustion of all paid leave.

Extended Sick Leave

TDCJ employees with five or more years State service who had 56 hours sick leave balance at the onset of the current injury/illness may be eligible for extended sick leave. Up to 90 calendar days of extended sick leave may be granted in a five-year period. Employees must apply for Sick Leave Pool prior to applying for extended sick leave.

Additional Information

For additional information, please see the following policies:


Page updated: 08/04/2017