Take up to four hours for cancer screening of any kind without charging your leave credits
Starting March 18, state employees may take paid leave for up to four hours without charge to leave credits for cancer screening, regardless of the kind of cancer.
Previously, paid leave for cancer screening was limited to breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Cancer screening includes physical exams, blood work or other laboratory tests for the detection of cancer. Travel time is included in the four-hour cap. Absence from work beyond the four-hour cap must be charged to leave credits.
Leave for cancer screening is not cumulative and expires at the close of business on the last day of each calendar year. — Deborah Stayman