Sick Pay Policy

The policy for Sick Pay is designed to provide salary continuation to active, benefits-eligible associates who are absent from work. This policy is primarily intended to protect associates from loss of income due to a short-term illness or accident.

Application of available days

Under this policy, associates can use up to 10 Sick days for Associate Illness or Family Illness if needed during the calendar year.

Associates who go on a Leave of Absence (out for more than 10 consecutive business days) may have up to an additional 30 Sick Leave of Absence days available while on Leave of Absence. Of the 30 Sick Leave of Absence days available, an associate may use all 30 for their own sickness or injury. If the Leave of Absence is for the care of a family member, an associate may only use 10 of the 30 Sick Leave of Absence days.

In total, you can take no more than 40 days total time off with pay under the Sick Pay Policy. Once an associate exhausts his or her available days, any additional absences due to illness or injury may be covered under our Disability Insurance program. Additionally, associates can choose to use vacation or take time unpaid for intermittent sick time off after their available time is used. All unpaid time off must be approved by your manager.


Regular full-time and part-time associates scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible under this policy. Any regular part-time associate scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week is eligible for a pro rata benefit of this policy.

Related information

Absences at BB&T

Get additional information about absences from work at BB&T.

EXCELLENCE Associate Handbook

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Information contained within applies to eligible associates residing in the United States, unless otherwise specified.

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