Contribute to the Vacation Donation Bank program by Aug. 15

The Vacation Donation Bank program, which allows employees to contribute vacation days they don’t expect to use to a bank within their school or unit, is open for donations through Aug. 15. Donated time will then be available for use by employees who are taking unpaid medical leave during the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Staff employees who have successfully completed their 90-day orientation period may donate days. Employees cannot give more than 50 percent of their vacation time.

Those employees who want to share part of their vacation time allotment should consider the number of days carefully. Once given, the days cannot be returned to the employee who donated the time.

From there, employees within a school or unit who are taking unpaid medical leave may apply to use up to 10 of the paid days off that have accumulated within that bank.

As a reminder, each school, as well as the university’s general operations (UGEN) unit, has its own bank. The ability for an ill individual to secure paid time off will depend on whether people in his or her school or unit actually donate days.

Links to donate vacation days or apply for donated time are available on the human resources website at

For questions about the program, contact the HR Service Center at