Contribute to the Vacation Donation Bank program by Aug. 15

The Vacation Donation Bank program, which allows staff 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 be available for use by employees who are taking unpaid medical leave during the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Staff employees who have successfully completed their 90-day orientation period and are in good standing  (i.e. performance level of meets standards or better and are not in Positive Corrective Action nor have been in Positive Corrective Action in the past 12 months) may donate vacation days.

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. Employees cannot give more than 50% of their vacation 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 school or unit’s 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 their school or unit actually donate days and whether any days are remaining at the time of the request.

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