All personnel of the North East Independent School District earning local sick leave benefits from the District shall be eligible for membership.
Any employee who is eligible to join the CSLB may do so by contributing three days of accrued or anticipated local sick leave. The enrollment period for current employees and new employees hired is during the first 31 days of employment or during the District’s annual open enrollment period.
New employees who join the CSLB as a new hire are effective the first of the month following their hire date. Employees who enroll during open enrollment are effective January 1st.
Employees desiring to join the CSLB shall select the benefit using online enrollment.
Contribution of Days
To become a member of the CSLB, an employee must contribute three days from his/her accrued or anticipated local sick leave for the current school year. These days will be subtracted from the member’s local sick leave. The three days donated become the property of the North East Independent School District CSLB and are non-refundable.
For CSLB purposes, the school year will be from August 1 through July 31. If a member uses three or more days from the CSLB during this period, he/she will be required to donate an additional three days the following school year (August through July) in order to have continuing membership in the CSLB. If the member uses fewer than three days, he/she will donate the number of days actually used. As with the member’s initial donation of days, the member will be ineligible for a new claim until the additional days donated have been earned in accordance with leave guidelines.
Each year if the CSLB balance falls below the number of members, the active members must contribute an additional two days for the current school year. Members who do not wish to contribute the additional two days will forfeit membership upon written notification to the Employee Benefits office.
If a member chooses to cancel his/her membership in the CSLB, the three days contributed for membership remain the property of the CSLB. If this individual wishes to rejoin the CSLB at a later date, he/she may do so during the open enrollment period by again donating three days.
Personnel who terminate their employment with the District forfeit membership in the CSLB at the effective date of termination. If the employee wishes to regain membership in the CSLB upon his/her return to the District, three days must again be donated. As with the member’s initial donation of days, the member will be ineligible for a claim until the additional days donated have been earned in accordance with leave guidelines.
Leave of Abscence
Personnel on approved leave of absence will retain membership in the CSLB and are not required to donate additional days.