Leave Donation

Program Guidelines

The intent of this program is to provide a means to assist employees who, because of long term illness, have exhausted their leave benefits and would otherwise be subject to a loss of income during a continuing absence from work.

Eligibility to Donate

In order to donate vacation credits, an employee must meet all the following eligibility criteria:
  • Must be employed in the same agency or department as the employee to whom donations are made, though not necessarily at the same facility or location, OR be a family member of an eligible recipient employed in a different agency than the donor.
  • Must have a minimum vacation balance of at least 10 days after making the donation.
Donations must be made in full day (7.5 or 8 hour) units.The identity of donors may not be disclosed by college management.Employees may not donate vacation credits which would otherwise have been forfeited.Note: Donated leave is taken from the donor's balance at the time it is needed by the recipient, not necessarily at the time of the donation.

Eligibility to Receive Donations

  • In order to receive donated leave credits, an employee must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Must be employee in a union affiliated or M/C designated position.
  • Be subject to the Attendance Rules or otherwise eligible to earn leave credits.
  • Be absent due to a non-occupational personal injury or disability for which medical documentation satisfactory to management is submitted.
  • Have exhausted all leave credits.
  • Be expected to continue to be absent for at least two biweekly payroll periods following exhaustion of leave credits or sick leave at half-pay.
  • Must not have had any disciplinary actions or unsatisfactory performance evaluations within the last three years.

Human Resources Office

511 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3434
(716) 673-3210 fax