The Shared Leave Pool Program has been established to provide additional leave to College employees who have exhausted all of their accrued leave time and are experiencing a personal illness or injury which is life threatening, catastrophic, or resulting in a permanent disability. This program also applies to employees caring for dependents who are experiencing a personal illness or injury which is life threatening, catastrophic, or resulting in a permanent disability.
The program is based on a “pool” concept rather than donations to a specific employee. The “pool” is defined as a single College-wide pool that receives voluntary contributions of vacation, sick, and personal hours from employees and makes the hours available to eligible employees. Employees may donate to the pool by submitting an email to Human Resources. Donations to the pool are subject to the following conditions:
Any benefit-eligible College employee is considered eligible to receive Shared Leave providing the following conditions are met:
The employee requesting Shared Leave hours is not required to have previously contributed to the pool before withdrawing pool leave.
Eligible absences due to the illness or injury may be either continuous and extended or recurring and episodic.
The maximum amount of time for which an employee may receive leave is 126 working days (six average working months) in any 36-month period.
LINE OF AUTHORITY
Responsible administrator or office: Human Resources
Contact person in that office: Amy Ames
Approved by President: January 2022