Employees earn (1) day per month for each month of completed employment. The employee is credited with half a day's sick leave at the end of each pay period as long as they are paid for more than half of the pay period. No employee may earn, during any fiscal year, more than a total of one (1) day of sick leave for each complete month of employment. Also, at the beginning of their employment, employees are given (4) sick days upfront. These days are NOT EARNED YET. The total sick hours an employee can earn vary based on the number of hours they work. For example: A teacher works 8.0 hrs per day for 10 months of the year, the total hours they can earn in a year is 80.0 hrs (10 days per year).