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Applying for Benefits


Employees must be eligible for a Leave of Absence before being eligible for compensation benefits from the Sick Leave Bank (SLB).  Required criteria for approved Leave of Absence plus Sick Leave Bank compensation benefits:

  • Must have worked for APS for at least 12 months;
  • Must be covered under the respective negotiated agreement contract;
  • Must be a paying member of SLB for greater than 90 days; and 
  • Must have an approved claim by the Sick Leave Bank Review Committee

How to apply

Applications must be submitted on the official APS Sick Leave Bank Application form and must be accompanied by the APS Sick Leave Bank Physician’s Statement from a physician, or other health care provider, licensed to treat in the area described in the application.

Incomplete applications will not be process for benefits.

Qualifying Medical Events

The following is a quick list of qualifying events for Sick Leave Bank Consideration. For more detailed information, please see the Sick Leave Bank Guidelines.

Catastrophic Personal Illness or Injury

  • That is sudden, unexpected and severe
  • That requires active treatment that cannot be postponed
  • That leaves employee unable to perform essential job functions
  • That requires treatment that exceeds the employee's accrued sick leave, personal leave, and annual leave

Maternity Complications

  • If related to pre-delivery and post-delivery maternity complications, requires health care provider ordered hospitalization or bed rest

Mental Health

  • Employee must be under the care of a licensed board certified psychiatrist or a licensed clinical psychologist.
  • Employee must participate in an active treatment program
  • Employee must consult with the APS Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Work Related Injuries

Work related injuries will not be covered by the Sick Leave Bank. Please see APS policy on work related injuries.