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


Bioarcheological Applications in Cultural Resource Management

Jessica Mathis, a graduate student in biological anthropology, will lecture on bioarcheological applications in cultural resource management at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Discovery Hall 505.

Former All-American Student-Athlete Tomika Ferguson to Give Two Public Lectures on Oct. 1

Tomika Ferguson of Virginia Commonwealth University will present two lectures on Oct. 1, one on black women student-athletes and a second on safe spaces and visibility in the classroom.

Nurses Say Flexibility of New U of A Online Program Is Pivotal to Earning a Bachelor's Degree

Nearly 50 students — licensed practical nurses — from across Arkansas and beyond enrolled in the inaugural class to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing through online instruction.

Birrell, Thornton Appointed Associate Deans for University Libraries

Lori Birrell has been appointed associate dean for Special Collections, and Joel Thornton has been appointed interim associate dean for Research and Learning.

U of A Welcomes Alfred P. Sloan Program Director to Campus

Evan Michelson, program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will discuss philanthropic support for research from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in room 504 of the Arkansas Union.

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