What are my options if I am absent due to illness for an extended period of time and have used all of my sick leave?

A staff member’s maximum entitlement to sick leave will be determined by the type and duration of his or her appointment. When the entitlement to sick leave has been exhausted, further certified sick leave shall be charged to annual leave. When this entitlement has been exhausted, the staff member will be placed on special leave without pay at which time a determination will be made if the staff member could be considered for a disability pension.