Uncertified sick leave is intended for use by staff members when they are unable to perform their duties due to illness or injury for short periods of time. Uncertified sick leave (maximum 7 days leave with pay) may also be used by staff to attend to family-related emergencies. Should a staff member utilize this option, they are required to make every effort to inform their supervisor in advance of the proposed leave and of its duration. However, if this is not possible, he or she shall provide the required information on the first day taken as emergency family leave. Leave taken for this purpose is not considered as “personal days”.