Classified/Academic Professional Medical Leave Bank
The Leave Bank allows Classified and Academic Professional employees to donate accrued vacation, incentive, and/or comp hours, if applicable, to other member employees on medical leave who have exhausted their own paid leave. The Program year begins April 1 and ends March 31 of the following year.
Any Classified Employee, (full or part-time,) who has completed nine months’ probation and has at least four hours of accumulated vacation, incentive or comp time available to donate on April 1. Any Academic Professional Employee (full or part-time) who has completed one year of probation and has at least four hours of vacation time available to donate on April 1.
Open enrollment is February 1 through March 15. To participate, you must complete a new enrollment form each year. Employees who complete their probationary period after open enrollment may join the Leave Bank within 30 days of completion of probation.
Members must donate at least four hours of accrued leave each year. Academic Professional employees can donate vacation hours; Classified employees can donate vacation, incentive and/or comp. hours. If you enroll in the Program, your donated hours will not be returned to you. Hours you donate are not included in your taxable income.
To request a transfer of hours from the Leave Bank, submit a request to Human Resources. Your request will be approved only if you:
- have been on an approved medical leave (paid or unpaid) for at least two weeks, and
- have a severe medical condition that prevents you from working, and
- have already exhausted all your own paid leave, and
- have not been disciplined for an absence-related reason for the past 12 months
A maximum of 350 hours may be transferred from the Leave Bank in any 12 month period. Certain other restrictions may apply. For example, if you receive paid hours from the Leave Bank and you are later reimbursed for the same hours by an insurance company, workers compensation, Long Term Disability benefits or other source, Leave Bank benefits must be repaid to PCC by the employee.
What’s really in it for me? First there’s the good feeling that comes from knowing that a small investment of your accrued time will help another person who really needs it. Secondly, although no one wishes it, accidents and illness happen, and it could be you who really needs the paid time available through this program.
More detailed information is available from Human Resources/Benefits.