Only full-time and part-time permanent employees who have exhausted all accumulated paid leave are eligible to receive donated leave from employees of the same LEA, a different LEA, a community college or a state agency. An employee need not exhaust personal leave and the 20 days of extended sick leave to be eligible for voluntary shared leave.
An employee may make application for shared leave at such time as medical evidence is available to support the need for leave beyond the employee's available accumulated leave. The following items must be included in the application:
- A doctor's statement must be mailed directly to the Executive Director of Human Resources, Hertford County Public Schools, P.O. Box 158, Winton, NC 27986.
All applications must be submitted within 30 days of date leave is needed. (Form 1 - Voluntary Shared Leave Participation Application)
- An authorization for release of medical information signed by the person who is suffering the medical condition.
Donation and Receipt of Leave
Employees may donate annual leave to any approved employee in the same LEA. Sick leave may be donated only
to an employee who is an immediate family member. A donating family member may not reduce his/her leave balance below one-half of what that person can earn in a year.All leave donations must be to a designated employee approved by the Executive Director of Human Resources for receipt of donated leave and may not be made to a pool or bank. (Form 2 - Voluntary Shared Leave Donation/Participation Application)