Leave Donation Programs
Sick Leave Donation Program
The Sick Leave Pool Program alleviates the hardship caused to an employee and the employee's family arising from a potential loss of compensation when a catastrophic illness or injury requires the employee to exhaust all accrued leave time, employees of the University are eligible to apply to use time from the Sick Leave Pool.
An eligible employee may apply with the HR Leave Administrator for an allocation of time from the Sick Leave Pool for use arising from a catastrophic illness or injury of the employee or the employee’s immediate family, as defined by State law.
In addition to donating sick leave to the University’s Sick Leave Pool (SLP) program, employees may voluntarily donate sick leave hours directly to another employee. Employee recipients of donated sick leave may use these sick leave hours to care for eligible family members. See the University Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP) Section V, Chapter 15, regarding Sick Leave use and eligibility.
For assistance or for any questions regarding Direct Donations place contact HRLeaveAdmin@utep.edu.
Family Leave Pool Donation
Any University employee who is eligible to earn and accrue sick leave and vacation leave may contribute time to the Family Leave Pool. An eligible employee may contribute one or more days of the employee's accrued sick leave or vacation leave to the Family Leave Pool. Contributions to each pool must be in units of eight (8) hours. Employees are permitted to contribute an unlimited number of hours to the Family Leave Pool at any given time.
The dollar value of donated hours will be included in the donor's taxable income and taxes will be withheld from the payroll earnings.
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