Leave Donation Program

Helping Hand Leave Donations

The City of Eugene’s Medical Leave Donation Program provides paid time off for regular employees in the event of a catastrophic medical condition of the employee or their family member that would otherwise result in unpaid leave. It may help to bridge the gap between an employee’s own exhausted paid leave and long term disability. Employees applying to receive leave donations must meet eligibility requirements,  exhaust their own leave accruals, and not be eligible for any other paid leave derived from their employment with the City of Eugene . Donating employees can choose to donate accrued vacation or shift holiday time to help keep the receiving employee whole with regards to pay and benefits.

The eligibility criteria is listed Administrative Policy Manual (APM), and in Union contracts and agreements. Leave donation requests and donor forms must be approved by the Employee Resource Center Benefits Program to ensure they meet eligibility criteria.

Employees should contact their supervisor and/or the ERC Services Benefits Program if they would like to apply for Leave Donations or if they have questions about the Leave Donation Program.