Sick Leave Bank Donation and Eligibility
Currently there are 4 Bargaining Units with a negotiated Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of Education, Independent School District 625.
- AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
- Custodial and Operating Engineers
- Educational Assistants (St Paul Federation of Teachers Representing)
- Teachers (St Paul Federation of Teachers)
If you are a member of one of the above bargaining units and would like to donate sick leave under this bank, the employee must:
- Be a regular full-time or part-time member of the bargaining unit and is eligible for benefits
- Have an accumulated sick leave balance suffiecient, at the employee's FTE, to carry the employee through 720 hours; and
- Not have submitted a resignation or retirement to the District prior to making the donation.
- To donate sick leave to the bank, an eligible employee must complete a sick leave contribution form and submit the completed form to Human Resources
- Contributions must be in whole hour increments and may not exceed 80 total hours during the time the donor is employed by the District
- Donations, once made and processed by Human Resources are irrevocable
- Donations are not taxed to the donor and are not tax deductible
- Days donated are donated at the donor employee's regular rate of pay.
Eligibility to Receive Sick Leave from the Bank:
If you are a member of one of the above bargaining units and would like to receive sick leave from this bank, the employee must:
- Be a regular full-time or part-time member of one of the bargaining units and is eligible for benefits. Employees meeting these criteria who are on a District - approved medical leave of absence are also eligible
- Have exhausted her/his accumulated sick leave and all other paid leave, such as accrued vacation, if applicable, at the time the recipient requests a donation from the bank
- Be eligible for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prior to the beginning of the need for donate sick leave.
- Not be receiving benefits from Worker Compensation or Social Security
- Not be receiving long term disability benefits
- Not be serving a disciplinary suspension
- Not have submitted a resignation or retirement to the District
- Must have a serious medical condition or need leave to care for the serious medical condition of the employee's spouse, parent or member of the employee's household
- Due to the serious health condition, need a prolonged absence from duty and suffer a substantial loss of income.