III-22.9 Catastrophic Leave Donations

(President 9/93; amended 9/97; 7/02; 1/06; amended Board of Regents 1/1/20)

Effective January 1, 2020, this policy has been revised. For the most current version without redlining, return to II-22.9.

The University offers to faculty and staff members the ability to receive and donate accrued vacation leave due to a personal or family catastrophic illness or injury which results in a medical health condition for which a physician treating health provider has certified that the condition is likely to result in a loss of 30 or more work days.

All faculty and staff who accrue vacation are eligible to participate. All faculty and staff who hold regular appointments of 50 percent or greater, and who accrue vacation or sick leave benefits, are eligible to receive donations. An individual eligible employee must have exhausted all paid leave and not be receiving long-term disability in order to be qualified to receive donations. The total donations received by an employee shall not exceed the amount necessary to cover the long-term disability waiting period. If the donations are needed due to a family member illness or injury, donations cannot must not exceed 1 year. Leave must be donated in full hourly increments of 1 hour or more with a minimum donation of 1 hour.

Any faculty or staff member who accrues vacation may donate accrued vacation time to an eligible employee. Donations of sick leave are not permissible.

(See also III-22.8 Parental Leave; III-26.7 Courses for Maintaining Professional Licensing Requirements; III-22 Paid Absences; and https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/catastrophic-leave.)