Sick Leave Bank

Please note that new members are automatically enrolled, but cannot access the SLB until after their probationary period. USA bargaining unit members must participate in the ‘USA Sick Bank” (SLB), in order to apply. Members who currently are not active participants in USA’s SLB program and wish to enroll, are required to donate a full day, and have a minimum of (3) sick days accrued in order to join.  

An open enrollment period runs each October. If you have immediate questions about accessing the SLB, please contact Leaves Specialist Elizabeth Curry in Human Resources at 413-545-5425 or email

Effective July 2019, there are new Sick Leave Bank application forms available.  Important changes and additional information can be found here:  USA SLB 2019_HR

*It is very important to make sure to submit FMLA paperwork. FMLA is there to protect your job and is required.*

For additional reference, please see article 10 language from the contract below: