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Employee and Retiree Service Center → Employees → Leave information 

Leave information 

Annual, Personal, Sick Leave

Yearly allotments and use of annual, personal, and sick leave is governed by your union's negotiated contract. Please see your contract for additional information:

To apply for annual or personal leave for any number of days/hours, bereavement leave for 5 days or fewer, or all other types of leave for 4 days or fewer, please submit MCPS Form 430-1A to your principal/supervisor.

To apply for leave of more than 5 days (except annual), please submit MCPS Form 430-1 to your principal/supervisor and then to ERSC. 

If you are applying for personal illness or illness in family leave for 5 days or more, you will also need to submit MCPS Form 440-35 to ERSC.

You may not request more annual or personal leave than you have available. Your request will be denied if you ask for leave without pay.

SEIU Leave Information

Leaves of Absence

Additional Information

Returning from Leave

If you are on personal illness or workers’ compensation leave, be sure to submit either MCPS Form 440-40M, Return to Work Evaluation: MCEA Employees or MCPS Form 440-40S, Return to Work Evaluation: SEIU Employees to the Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC) prior to reporting to work. ERSC or OHRD will notify you if you are cleared to report to work (usually by e-mail sent to your MCPS Outlook account).

If your leave is 60 duty days or less, be sure to submit the form to ERSC 5 business days before you expect to return to work. If your leave has exceeded 60 duty days, submit the form to ERSC 10 business days before you expect to return.

Review health insurance information for employees returning from long-term leave.

Maryland Safe and Sick Leave Law

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