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Washington Paid Sick Leave Definition and FAQs

WA State Paid Sick Leave Balance in MyCWU

Washington State’s Paid Sick Leave Law (Initiative 1433 - WAC 49.46) went into effect 1/1/2018.

sick leave portion in MyCWUBeginning 1/3/2019, some employees received additional information regarding paid sick leave on their Employee Dashboard in MyCWU. Because CWU provides more paid time off than required to most staff, the university has chosen to designate the required portion of your paid time off for use under the Washington State Sick Leave Law.

As stated, Washington State paid sick leave is a portion of your regular accrual, not an addition.

Washington State Paid Sick Leave is administered by Washington State Labor and Industries. Information about the Washington State Sick Leave Law is available at their Washington State Labor & Industries website.

You may also contact your HR Partner (963-1202,, or Payroll (963-2111, for information.


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