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The Benefits of the Donated Sick Leave Bank

October 13, 2022 / PSU-AAUP

The Benefits of the Donated Sick Leave Bank

As you review your benefits during the open enrollment period, please remember the advantage we have as AAUP represented employees with our Donated Sick Leave Bank.  This safety net ensures that when you are sick or need to take care of a family member, then you will be covered when your paid sick leave runs out.  To review the process and full benefit rules, please review Article 32.14 in the 2021-2024 CBA.    

All AAUP members will be automatically enrolled in the Donated Sick Leave Bank unless they opt out.  If you do not want to participate, you need to formally opt-out by sending in the form below before October 31, 2022.  If HR does not receive an opt out form from you by October 31, 2022, you will be enrolled in the Donated Sick Leave Bank for another year until the next window period.

AAUP DSLB Opt-Out Form

Please note that this year, members will be donating 6 hours.  The DSLB Committee may make adjustments within a range annually per the 2021-2024 contract. 

Some great things about this benefit:

  • By putting in your annual 6 hrs to the Sick Leave Bank, you'll now be able to access up to 20 working days and request an additional 20 working days(up to 40 total) should you need to.  If you’re someone without a lot of sick hours stocked up, by being part of the Sick Leave Bank, you’re still able to access even more hours than you would have!

  • This is an opt-out benefit, so to be a part of it, you don’t need to do anything extra during open enrollment. It’s easy to participate! (If you choose to opt-out, then you are unable to access the bank.)

  • This benefit can be used for anything that qualifies under FMLA, OFLA, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or PSU’s standards around sick time (read those here)

For any questions, feel free to reach out to Sick Leave Bank Committee members (Sarah Giles - sagiles@pdx.edu, Mark Leymon - mleymon@pdx.edu, and Peter Kramer - pkramer@pdx.edu) or Karen Kraus in HR (kkraus@pdx.edu or leaves@pdx.edu).

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