Sick Leave Pool
Employees are eligible to apply to use Sick Leave Pool hours, in the event of a catastrophic injury or illness, and if the employee has exhausted all paid leave. A catastrophic illness or injury is a severe condition or combination of conditions affecting the mental or physical health or the employee or the employee's immediate family that requires the services of a licensed practitioner for a prolonged period of time and that forces the employee to exhaust all leave time earned by that employee and to lose compensation from the University for the employee. The employee may transfer a maximum of twenty-four (24) hours of sick leave to the Pool each fiscal year and may not designate a specific person to receive their contribution.
For more information on the Sick Leave and Sick Leave Pool policy, please refer to the following:
Family Leave Pool
The purpose of Family Leave Pool is to provide eligible employees more flexibility in, bonding with and caring for children during a child's first year following birth, adoption, or foster placement, caring for a seriously ill family member or the employee, including pandemic-related illnesses or complications caused by a pandemic, and allowing eligible employees to apply for leave time under the Family Leave Pool.
Employees are eligible to apply to withdraw time from the Family Leave Pool if the employee has exhausted their eligible compensatory, sick, and vacation leave due to:
a. the birth of a child;
b. the placement of a foster child or adoption of a child under 18 years of age;
c. the placement of any person 18 years of age or older requiring guardianship;
d. a serious illness to an immediate family member or the employee, including a pandemic-related illness;
e. an extenuating circumstance created by an ongoing pandemic, including providing essential care to a family member; or
f. a previous donation of time to the pool.
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