Castro Valley USD | AR 4161.9 Personnel
Catastrophic Leave Program
Donations to Catastrophic Leave Program
An employee who chooses to donate accrued vacation and/or sick leave credits to the district's catastrophic leave program shall provide written notice to the Superintendent or designee of the amount and type of leave they wish to donate. The Superintendent or designee shall review the donor's available leave and transfer the leave credits to a district pool of leave credits designated for this purpose.
Donations shall be at a minimum of eight hours, and in full day increments. (Education Code 44043.5)
All transfers of eligible leave credit shall be irrevocable. (Education Code 44043.5)
Employees should be cautious in making large donations of leave that they may need for their own use in the future.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all donations are confidential.
Requests for Catastrophic Leave
A full-time or part-time employee may apply to the Superintendent or designee to use paid leave from the catastrophic leave program if they earn paid time off but has exhausted all his/her accrued paid leave and needs to take time off from work for an extended period of time due to his/her or a family member's catastrophic illness or injury. If the employee is incapacitated, a family member or caretaker may apply on his/her behalf.
(cf. 4261.1 - Personal Illness/Injury Leave)
The employee shall provide verification of the illness or injury. (Education Code 44043.5)
Verification shall be made by means of a letter, dated and signed by the individual's health care provider, indicating the incapacitating nature and probable duration of the illness or injury.
Employees receiving compensation under worker's compensation provisions are not eligible to receive leave from the catastrophic leave program until exhausting such benefit.
An employee who is the recipient of donated leave credits shall use those credits within 12 consecutive months. (Education Code 44043.5)
Regulation CASTRO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: June 28, 2018 Castro Valley, California