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Do I have to exhaust my sick or other leave credits before I am eligible for a Medical Leave?

You must exhaust your sick leave credits before taking a Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA). 

You do not have to exhaust your other leave credits.  You may be permitted to use other leave credits before taking a MLOA in accordance with your department policy or applicable collective bargaining agreement.   When use of other leave credits is permitted, you may designate your preference to freeze all, some or none of your other leave credit on the Application for Leave of Absence.