Catastrophic Leave Bank Program Updated to Provide Parental Leave

The Catastrophic Leave Bank Program provides a pool of accrued leave donated by eligible employees to assist other eligible employees after they have exhausted their leave time to manage medical emergencies, injuries, and long-term, serious illnesses incurred by them or by their eligible family members.

The program has been revised to clarify certain features and procedures and to align with state law. Significantly, program eligibility requirements have been reduced from two years to one year of service and the program has been updated to allow use of the Catastrophic Leave Bank for paid parental leave, effective March 25, 2019. 

The Catastrophic and Parental Leave policy sets out who is eligible to contribute to the program, who is eligible to participate in the program, and under what terms employees may participate. A PDF of the updated Catastrophic and Parental Leave policy can be downloaded.



Katherine Murray, assistant benefits director
Human Resources


'The House and the City: Two Collages' Exhibition on Display Through Oct. 20 in Vol Walker Hall

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Congratulations Employees of the 3rd Quarter

Alex Booth, Terry Garrity, JoAnn Kvamme, Leonard Ridley and David Stowers were named the Employees of the 3rd Quarter for the 2019-20 academic year.

Get Connected at HillFest Today

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Career Fest 2019, Co-Sponsored by Walmart

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Physics Students to Speak About Summer Research Projects

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