Sick Leave Pool (SLP) FAQs
Does an employee have to exhaust all their accrued leave time before they can apply for hours from the Sick Leave Pool? What does an employee need to do to apply for an award of Sick Leave Pool? Is an employee eligible to apply for hours from the Sick Leave Pool if they have never made a contribution to the Pool? How many hours can an employee be awarded from the Sick Leave Pool? How does an employee donate hours to the Sick Leave Pool? Can an employee donate to the Sick Leave Pool for a specific employee? If an employee is awarded Sick Leave Pool hours, does it effect their insurance? If an employee is on Sick Leave Pool, will they continue to earn vacation and sick leave? Questions?
No. They can apply as soon as they think they may need an award of hours.
The employee must complete the application for Sick Leave Pool and have their doctor complete the section marked, "Licensed Practitioner Statement". SLP Application
Yes. All employees eligible to accrue sick leave may apply for Sick Leave Pool hours.
An eligible employee can be awarded up to 720 hours per catastrophic illness or injury.
An employee can donate hours to the pool anytime during the year or at termination or retirement. Contact Human Resources, Employee Leave Services for a contribution form and more information.
Donations can only be made to the general pool, not to a specific person.
Because the employee would remain in a paid status, their insurance would deduct from their paycheck like normal.
Yes, but the accrued leave is not available to be used until the employee returns to work.