The Shared leave pool allows employees to participate in the public affairs mission by helping protect co-workers with a qualifying leave against salary interruption. Employee donations of vacation leave provide income to an affected employee who would otherwise be on unpaid leave. Benefits are subject to all eligibility requirements and committee approval and limited in scope.
Recent changes to shared leave pool:
- Employees may donate hours in single hour increments (max donation is 48 hours).
- To be eligible to receive funds from the shared leave pool, employees must donate 8 hours (previously 16 hours donation required).
- Employees who have been employed less than one year may qualify upon successful probationary period completion
- See Shared leave policy (7.19) for further information and qualifications.
Other ways you can protect your income in case of medically necessary leave from work.
Short-term Disability Insurance: provides weekly income amount for qualified leaves. Benefit payable even if an employee is receiving pay through vacation, sick leave, or shared leave payments.
Long-term Disability Insurance: Provides monthly payment of 60% of income (up to maximum of $10,000 monthly), for leave lasting longer than 180 days.
Critical Illness Insurance: Provides lump sum payment if covered individual is diagnosed with covered medical condition.
Accident Insurance: Provides lump sum payment if covered individual receives treatment related to an accidental injury.
Short-term disability, Critical Illness, and Accident insurance polices may only be enrolled within 31 days of a qualifying event or annually during open enrollment (Nov 1 – Dec 1).