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I'm working on a set of policy updates for the City of McMinnville and am curious if any of you have anything a little more innovative than the standard leave donation policy that indicates employees may donate leave in the event another employee exhausts their accruals due to illness or injury.
Lately I've seen leave donation stories in the news and it makes me question if these policies are a band-aid approach to a greater problem. Might there be better/innovative/compassionate approaches to helping employees through periods of illness or injury?
Thank you for any information or insight you may have!
Our donation of leave policy requires that if they are donating sick leave that they must donate an equal amount of vacation leave, or they can donate just vacation leave. All donation requests must be made in writing to the City Manager and he reviews and makes a decision based on a case by case situation. When we do request leave donations in most cases our employees are pretty good about donating to cover the period needed. In the cases we had request for donations, they were all due to very serious health conditions.
Colleen E. Scanlon
We are not doing anything too innovative... allow employees to donate vacation only when someone else has exhausted their leave for medical reasons. We've had great success with this as two employees were in dire need this year, despite our generous leave program.
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