Human Resources : Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP)
The purpose of the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP) is to provide income replacement to employees when they are unable to work because of short-term (up to 180 calendar days) or long-term illness or disability. This program also provides:
- Return to work services,
- Paid sick leave time of up to 80 hours per year, based on months of state service, to be used for the employee’s own short occasions of sickness/injury or for personal doctor visits,
- Paid leave time of up to 40 hours per year for other family and personal reasons, and
- a long-term care component.
Administrative and teaching faculty electing the Virginia Sickness and Disability Plan (VSDP) shall have sick leave as specified in the VSDP policy. For administrative and teaching faculty not eligible or not electing VSDP, the VCCS sick leave policies shall apply. Classified employees hired or re-hired after January 1, 1999 will participate in the VSDP program.
Eligible employees may use up to 33% of their available sick leave balance for absences for family illness or disability that are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
For teaching faculty participating in the VSDP program, the smallest unit of leave that can be taken is a half-day.
Details about VSDP are available in the VSDP Handbook and under Benefits at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits.html.