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Running down' method of sick leave

The "running down" method of sick leave (personal leave) is where an employee receives a full year's sick leave when they begin their employment. The leave balance is then reduced over the year as personal leave is taken.

When the employment anniversary is reached or a new payroll year begins, personal leave is restored back to its full amount.

Let's show you how to set up the "running down" method of leave.

Other types of leave

The "running down" method can be used for other types of leave, including long service leave. The only difference is how much leave you allocate the employee upon commencement, and the frequency this leave is restored to its full amount (instead of annually, it might be after 10 years, or 15 years - depending on your long service arrangements).