How and When to Use Sick Leave

To have your unused sick leave credited toward your retirement you must complete the member section of the Sick Leave Certification Form  during the online retirement application process. Once you have submitted your retirement application the Sick Leave Certification form will be sent to each Georgia employer at which you have worked and contributed to TRS for verification of any unused sick leave that may be used for service credit toward retirement.

Each system is responsible for completing the form and returning it to TRS, either detailing your unused sick leave or verifying its lack of records. As you leave employers, we recommend that you go ahead and submit this form to them so they can complete it and send to TRS. TRS then has your record on file and it is one less thing you have to worry about when you retire.

Your last employer cannot certify your sick leave until you retire, so you will receive a separate payment for your unused sick leave credit.