Sick Leave

Benefits Manager

Christine Fitzgerald
cfitzgerald@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2111

400 Main St., Room 566
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City employees, other than regular part time and temporary employees, l earn sick leave with pay on the basis of one (1) day per month (12 days per year). Sick leave begins to accrue at the end of the first pay period. Sick leave may be utilized for the employee's own illness or for medical and dental appointments. Sick leave not used during the calendar year may be carried forward to the following year. Part time employees (less than 35 hours per week) accrue a prorated rate of sick leave. 

Employees may use up to one week of their sick leave each calendar year for the medical needs of a spouse, child, or parent. 

When a City employee, other than a regular part time or temporary employee, has accumulated a total of one hundred twenty (120) sick leave days he/she shall be entitled to receive three (3) days additional pay for each year thereafter for which the 120 day balance is maintained. 

Upon retirement, employees who have a minimum balance of one hundred twenty (120) sick leave days may be compensated for sixty (60) days of pay. 

Employees are allowed up to 1 hour to attend scheduled appointments or meetings for City sponsored health assessments, exams, disease management, and other preventive and educational health services during paid work hours without use of leave. 

For more information about sick leave, please contact Civil Service at 865-215-2106.