APS #5049

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Leave Sharing for University Staff, Faculty on Twelve-month Appointments and Classified Staff

Brief Description

Guidance regarding availability and minimum procedural standards for application to a leave sharing program.

Policy Profile

APS Policy Title: 
Leave Sharing for University Staff, Faculty on Twelve-month Appointments and Classified Staff
APS Number: 
5049
Effective Date: 
July 1, 2010
Approved By: 
President Bruce D. Benson
Responsible University Officer: 
Vice President, Employee and Information Services​
Responsible Office: 
Vice President, Employee and Information Services​
Policy Contact: 
Vice President, Employee and Information Services​
Supersedes: 
Leave Sharing for Officers, Exempt Professional and Faculty on Twelve-Month Appointments January 1, 2008 and Leave Sharing for Permanent State Classified Staff July 1, 1990
Last Reviewed/Updated date: 
July 19, 2017
Applies to: 
University staff, faculty on twelve-month appointments and classified staff

I. Introduction

This administrative policy statement (APS) affirms the availability of leave sharing for all university staffUniversity StaffAn individual who holds a staff position that is exempt from the state personnel system's rules and regulations (pursuant to state law). University staff is governed by the Board of Regent laws and policies., faculty on twelve-month appointments and classified staffClassified StaffAn individual who holds a staff position that is governed by the state personnel system's rules and regulations (pursuant to state law). , and provides guidance regarding minimum procedural standards in its application, as may be further developed in campus and system policy.

II. Policy Statement

  1. The president and chancellors may establish leave sharing programs for their organizations for the purpose of allowing donated annual leave to be used by their university staffUniversity StaffAn individual who holds a staff position that is exempt from the state personnel system's rules and regulations (pursuant to state law). University staff is governed by the Board of Regent laws and policies., faculty on twelve-month appointments and classified staffClassified StaffAn individual who holds a staff position that is governed by the state personnel system's rules and regulations (pursuant to state law). . For classified employees such leave sharing programs may be further developed in accordance with applicable State Personnel Board Rules, subject to the following:
    1. Donations
      1. Only donations of accrued annual leave are permitted; sick leave cannot be donated. Annual leave donations must be documented in writing and approved by the donating employee’s department to assure sufficient accrued leave exists to support the amount of leave donated.
      2. Donations may include annual leave that would otherwise be in excess of accrual limits permitted beyond June 30 of each year.
      3. Depending on the campus leave sharing program, donations may be made generally to a "leave sharing program" or to a specific person.
    2. Procedures
      1. Campuses must implement written procedures that provide information to employees regarding leave sharing eligibility criteria, how eligibility and leave amount determinations are made, and how employees may donate or make a request for leave sharing. Such written procedures shall include sample forms for employees to use when donating annual leave and requesting leave sharing hours.
    3. Leave Sharing Discretionary
      1. The grant of leave sharing hours is discretionary, is not an employee’s entitlement and cannot be grieved or appealed.  Additionally, donated annual leave is not subject to payout upon termination of employment.  All requests should be treated in a highly confidential manner.

III. Related Policies, Procedures, Forms, Guidelines and Other Resources

  1. CU Boulder​ – Leave Sharing Policy
  2. CU Colorado Springs​ – Leave Sharing Program 300-007
  3. CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Center - Leave Sharing Administrative Policy
  4. CU System Administration - Leave Sharing Policy

IV. History

  • Initial policy – January 1, 2008.
  • The term “officer and exempt professional” was replaced with the term “university staff” effective November 1, 2014.
  • Links updated July 8, 2015.
  • Reviewed and non-substantive changes implemented July 19, 2017.

V.  Key Words

Leave sharing, leave bank, and leave donations