As of January 1, the University of Portland is extending sick leave to student employees and any faculty and staff members not previously covered, according to Eric Barger, controller. Student employees and hourly staff working less than half-time will now earn one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked (with a maximum bank of 80 hours). There is no change to the sick leave policy for staff employees working half-time or more. Similarly, there is no change to sick leave policy for regular faculty, except that they will now be able to record sick time and view leave balances in Banner Self-Serve. Adjunct faculty will be provided with sick leave each term based on the credit hours they teach and will also be able to record and view sick leave in Banner. More information and FAQs will be available through the controller’s office website soon. Questions should be directed to Barger at 7337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.