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Yes. Donated leave time awarded will run concurrently with the New Jersey and Federal Family leave acts and will be charged against any leave entitlement. However, you must formally request family leave.
No. Your donations are made to the bank, not to an individual.
No, donations are non-refundable.
The HR Supervisor will transfer the appropriate number of donated days into your record on the Absence Reporting System.
Visit the University Human Resources webpage on compassionate leave, or contact University Human Resources Benefits Office at 848-932-3990.
Complete a Donation to Bank form and submit the completed form to University Human Resources.
Complete a Donated Leave Bank Application for Use form and submit the completed form to your supervisor for review and sign-off. Donated leave time must be requested in advance and time will not be granted retroactively.
Apply as soon as you know that you have a need for donated leave.
University Human Resources will notify your supervisor of the determination, and your supervisor will notify you.
Yes, you may request additional days, up to a maximum of 30 donated leave days per fiscal year.
Yes, you must have exhausted all available leave, including AL and PH days, in order to qualify for assistance under the program.
If you are requesting donated leave time for your own care, you must use donated leave prior to filing through another program. Any eligible programs would commence at the cessation of the donated leave.
Any unused donated leave time will be returned to the donated leave bank. When you return to work, your supervisor must notify University Human Resources by calling 848-932-3990.
A severe condition or combination of conditions affecting the physical and/or mental health of the employee or eligible family member that requires treatment by a licensed practitioner. The catastrophic illness has resulted in a life threatening condition and/or has a major impact on life functions for a prolonged period of time resulting in a minimum of 160 continuous hours of missed work, prorated to part-time percentage.
Granted Compassionate Leave days are charged to the employees’ department, therefore, if the employee is on leave without pay when the request is approved, the department should return the employee to pay status by selecting the action “Paid Leave of Absence” in the Human Capital Management system.
The Compassionate Leave Program is a donated leave bank benefit for qualified employees who are experiencing medical hardship, either their own or that of an immediate family member (spouse, same sex civil union or same sex domestic partner, child, parent or parent-in-law) who requires the employee’s direct care.
No more than 100 vacation and or sick days may be donated. Donors are required to maintain a minimum of 15 sick days and 15 vacation days for their own personal use.
An employee will receive no more than 30 donated leave days per fiscal year.
Eligible Administrative (members of URA-AFT); Managerial, Professional, Supervisory, and Confidential (MPSC) employees; and employees who are members of AFSCME Local #888 or HPAE Local# 5094 may donate available sick or vacation time. All donations are voluntary, confidential, and non-refundable.
Administrative (members of URA-AFT); Managerial, Professional, Supervisory, and Confidential (MPSC) employees; and employees who are members of AFSCME Local #888 or HPAE Local# 5094 are eligible if they have:
Since the employee is placed back in active pay status, the department is charged for the granted Compassionate Leave days. Therefore, the supervisor must approve the request for the Compassionate Leave days.