The University has a Leave Share Program for employees who have exhausted all annual leave and sick leave due to illness, injury, impairment, physical or mental condition, which is of an extraordinary or severe nature that involves the employee or a related person of the employee.
Employees may join the Leave Share Program each year in the month of March. Those wishing to participate in the program must donate a minimum of eight (8) hours of sick leave in March and their sick leave balance must not fall below eighty (80) hours following the donation. The donation will allow employees to participate in the program for the upcoming year should the need arise.
Employees must be employed a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months to be able to participate in the program. Those wishing to participate, but have not been employed 12 months, may join in the month of their first anniversary. The total contribution for a twelve (12) month period must not exceed one hundred twenty (120) hours.
For employees who would like to contribute on a regular, on-going basis, there is a place to indicate quarterly contributions on the form. Contributions will be automatically withheld in the months of March, June, September and December. Dates to contribute to the Program are March 1 through March 31.
**To continue as a member in the program, an employee must donate EVERY year in the month of March.**
Employees must be a member of the leave share program to request leave share. Please see above for more details on becoming a member.