Shared Sick Leave Program (SSLP) - Donate Accrued Sick Leave
April 27, 2018
Employees wishing to donate accrued sick leave hours may do so any time during the calendar year, complete the attached Shared Leave Donation Form.
"Shared Sick Leave Program (SSLP)" means a program of anonymously donated hours for an employee who has exhausted all other forms of paid leave due to the employee's (or family member's) FMLA qualifying absence (for example: an employee who is suffering from, or who has an immediate family member suffering from, an extraordinary or severe illness, injury or physical or mental condition which caused, or is likely to cause, the employee to take leave without pay or to terminate his/her employment).
Donation of Hours
An employee may donate sick leave hours as follows:
Employees wishing to donate leave hours may do so any time during the calendar year. A quarterly accounting of hours in the leave bank will be compiled by the Human Resources Department. If at any time the sick leave bank contains less than one hundred (100) hours, a call for donations will be sent out by Human Resources. Donations to the Shared Leave Bank will be anonymous and must be submitted on the Shared Sick Leave Donation form.
Donating full-time employees must maintain a sick leave balance of no less than one hundred eighty (180) hours. Employees with less than one hundred-eighty (180) hours of accrued sick leave or whose proposed donation would result in the employee having less than one hundred-eighty (180) hours of accrued sick leave may not donate any of the employee's accrued sick leave to this shared leave program. For separating employees, an employee may only donate as much leave as they could actually use between the time they request to donate and their last day with the City.
Donation of sick leave is strictly voluntary.
For additional information please refer to the Employee Policy Manual, 5.17 Shared Sick Leave Policy, 7.a. Donation of Hours.