The Crisis Leave Program is a means of providing paid leave to an eligible employee who has experienced a catastrophic illness or injury to them selves or eligible family member. The intent of the program is to assist employees who, through no fault of their own, have insufficient paid leave to cover the crisis leave period.
1. The employee or employee’s eligible family member suffers from a catastrophic illness or injury; and
2. The employee has exhausted all appropriate leave in accordance with this policy; and
3. The employee has exhibited satisfactory attendance (with no history of leave abuse), and is not absent from work due to disciplinary reasons; and
4. The catastrophic injury or illness is not occupationally related (therefore making that employee eligible for workers’ compensation) or was not attained in the commission of an assault or felony; and
5. The appropriate documentation from a LMSP is provided to the Leave Pool Manager.
Amount of Crisis Leave that May Be Approved
1. A maximum of 240 hours may be granted to an eligible employee during one calendar year.
2. Crisis leave may not be granted to any individual to extend paid leave status beyond a total time in leave status of 12 weeks;
3. The total amount of leave granted will not exceed the balance of hours in the leave pool at the time of the employee’s request;
4. The value of the annual leave granted as crisis leave may not exceed 75% of the employee’s pay received in a regular workweek and the employee will not accrue leave while using crisis leave.