5406 Policy – Leave Sharing

The district will establish and administer a leave sharing plan in which eligible employees may donate excess leave for use by an eligible recipient who is suffering from, or has a relative or household member suffering from, an extraordinary or severe illness, injury, impairment or physical or mental condition, or who has been called to service in the uniform services.

Such a program is intended to extend leave benefits to an eligible recipient who otherwise would have to take leave without pay or terminate his or her employment.

The superintendent will establish procedures to donate leave for staff members who accrue annual vacation leave or accrue sick leave in case of illness, injuries or emergencies. The superintendent is directed to administer the leave sharing plan in a manner consistent with state law and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Approved By: Greg Baker
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 8/27/98
Adopted/Revised: 12/16/04; 10/18/17
Updated: 10/02/18
Superintendent or Board Approved: Superintendent Approved
Cross References: Content

Policy 5021 – Conflicts Between Policy and Bargaining Agreements

Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.400.380 Leave sharing program

RCW 41.04.650-665 Leave sharing program – Intent

WAC 392-126-004 – 104 Finance Leave

Management Resources: Content

2010 – October Issue

Policy News, October 2004 Revisions to the State Leave Sharing Program

Policy News, August 1999 Staff may share personal holiday