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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?

Does an employee have to exhaust all their accrued leave time before they can apply for hours from the Sick Leave Pool?

No. They can apply as soon as they think they may need an award of hours.

What does an employee need to do to apply for an award of Sick Leave Pool?

The employee must complete the application for Sick Leave Pool and have their doctor complete the section marked, "Licensed Practitioner Statement". SLP Application

Is an employee eligible to apply for hours from the Sick Leave Pool if they have never made a contribution to the Pool?

Yes. All employees eligible to accrue sick leave may apply for Sick Leave Pool hours.

How many hours can an employee be awarded from the Sick Leave Pool?

An eligible employee can be awarded up to 720 hours per catastrophic illness or injury.

How does an employee donate hours to the Sick Leave Pool?

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.

Can an employee donate to the Sick Leave Pool for a specific employee?

Donations can only be made to the general pool, not to a specific person.

If an employee is awarded Sick Leave Pool hours, does it effect their insurance?

Because the employee would remain in a paid status, their insurance would deduct from their paycheck like normal.

If an employee is on Sick Leave Pool, will they continue to earn vacation and sick leave?

Yes, but the accrued leave is not available to be used until the employee returns to work.

Questions?

Any questions regarding vacation leave should be directed to:
Human Resources, Employee Leave Services
817-272-5554 or email Diana Trimarchi or Rosa Newman
HR Procedures 3-38 Sick Leave Pool