The sick leave bank is meant to, in conjunction with other parts of the benefit plan, help members maintain some level of income in the event of extended health issues. Members are required to periodically donate a sick day from those they have accrued to provide for this. Whenever the number of days in the bank drops below 500, all members are required to contribute one (1) sick day. That last happened in 2012, and the time has come again.
If you wish to opt out of the sick bank, you must express that wish in writing; the form to do so is provided below. Anybody who does not drop membership before August 12 will contribute a day from their accrued days or from their 2016-17 days.