The catastrophic leave program was designed as a temporary measure to assist employees experiencing an unpaid leave of absence due to their own serious health condition or the serious health condition of their eligible family member.

It covers unpaid absences (after all employee’s own pay banks are exhausted) until employee is eligible for other county-provided benefits, such as short-term and long-term disability, Social Security disability, etc. Participation in this program is purely voluntary, and  initiated at the employee’s request.

In order to be approved to receive donations, employee must satisfy eligibility criteria and submit required application materials. More information can be obtained from the Employee Benefits Office, or by reviewing Personnel Rule 2-55 (26.73 KB) that governs the use of donated time.

Employees interested in applying for donations are encouraged to contact the Employee Benefits Office ASAP, as catastrophic leave cannot be approved retroactively.

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