The Leave Sharing program allows eligible full-time and part-time salaried employees in classified and “at will” positions in Leave Without Pay (LWOP) status to receive income by using annual leave hours donated to them by other employees.

Eligibility

  • “Traditional” Sick Leave Program
    • Employees enrolled in Traditional Sick Leave may request donated annual leave if the employee:
      • experiences LWOP due to a certified personal illness or injury, or
      • experiences LWOP due to a family member’s certified illness or injury for which the employee is using FMLA.
  • Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP)
    • Employees enrolled in VSDP may request donated annual leave if the employee experiences LWOP due to a family member’s certified illness or injury for which the employee is using FMLA.

NOTE: Employees who participate in VSDP receive program benefits for personal injury or illness and, therefore, are not eligible for leave donations for personal reasons. Newly hired and re-hired employees who are required to serve a one year waiting period before accessing VSDP program benefits for personal injury or illness are also not eligible for leave share donations for personal reasons. They are eligible for such donations during the one year waiting period only when using FMLA for a family member’s illness or injury.

A qualified employee may request donated leave by completing the Leave Sharing Recipient Application and submitting it to Meghan Schaeffer, Leave Specialist.

**The university does not accept leave donations without an active leave sharing request. There must be an active leave share request for a particular employee in order to donate leave hours.**

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