Eligible employees may donate accrued
vacation leave to another eligible employee for use as sick leave during a catastrophic
illness or injury. Eligible employees are
nonorganized faculty and staff who accrue vacation.
This contribution to an employee is converted
to sick leave and used for a catastrophic illness or injury when the employee has
exhausted all the sick leave, vacation, converted sick leave and compensatory time to
which that employee is otherwise entitled and has not yet satisfied the waiting period for
long-term disability benefits.
B. Definition of
Catastrophic Illness or Injury
Catastrophic illness or injury
means an illness or injury resulting in a medical condition for which a physician has
certified the condition is likely to result in a loss of 30 or more work days.
All faculty and staff who accrue vacation and
are eligible for long-term disability coverage are eligible to receive donations provided
that they meet the standard and provide the certification as set forth in item B. above,
have exhausted all paid leave and are not receiving any other supplemental payments (e.g.,
worker compensation or long-term disability).
D. Relationship to Policy
Under Collective Bargaining Agreements
Nonorganized faculty and staff covered by this policy are able to contribute
vacation to and to receive vacation from those covered by collective bargaining
agreements, which contain reciprocal catastrophic illness policies.
E. Leave can only be
transferred between employees in the same Regent institution.
F. Leave shall be
donated in increments of one hour or more.
G. Leave shall be calculated
and distributed in actual hourly dollars.
H. The total leave donations
received by an employee shall not exceed the amount necessary to cover the long-term
disability waiting period.
I. Each Regent
institution will develop a process by which eligible faculty and staff members may make
the contributions provided in this policy.