Unused, Unpaid Sick Days

for Tier 1 Revised ECO Plan Members
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When you are getting ready to retire, you may be eligible for up to one year of additional service credit for your unused, unpaid sick time.

What are the Requirements?

You can use the unused, unpaid sick days you earned with the IMRF employer you are retiring from. The effective date of your pension must be within 60 days of your last date of employment with this employer. Your sick days must have been accumulated under an established sick leave plan available to all employees or a class of employees.

Must have Participated in Regular Plan

Sick days cannot be used towards the calculation of a revised ECO pension. As a Revised ECO member, you may only convert unused, unpaid sick time to service credit if you participated in the Regular plan with that same employer.

How Much Service Credit Do I Earn?

You will earn one month of service credit for every 20 days of unused, unpaid sick time you have at retirement. If you have a fraction of 20 days, you will also earn a month of service credit. For example:

Number of Unused, Unpaid Sick Days Additional Months of Service Credit
1-20 1
21-40 2
41-60 3
61-80 4
81-100 5
101-120 6
121-140 7
141-160 8
161-180 9
181-200 10
201-220 11
221-240 12
The maximum amount of sick days you can convert to service credit is 240