Sick Leave Sharing

Receiving Shared Leave

According to RCW 41.04.665 Royal School District Employees are eligible to receive shared leave if they are suffering from or have a relative or household member suffering from a serious or extreme and/or life threatening illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition which has caused, or is likely to cause, the employee to go on leave without pay status or terminate employment. Employees may access shared leave under the following conditions:

  • The employee's job is one in which annual and/or sick leave can be used and accrued.
  • The employee is not eligible for time loss compensation RCW Chapter 51.32.
  • The employee has exhausted, or will exhaust his/her annual leave and/or sick leave and has abided by District policies regarding the use of sick leave.
  • The condition has caused, or is likely to cause, the employee to go on leave without pay or terminate district employment.
  • All forms of paid leave available for use by the employee must be used prior to using shared leave.

Process:

  1. Complete the Sick Leave Sharing Requestform
  2. Have your Physician/Health Care Practitioner complete the Verificationform
  3. Submit the form(s) to HR for approval (Your provider may choose to mail the form to HR independently)
  4. Once approval has been made, the employee requesting leave will receive a copy of the approval form, and an email will be sent out requesting shared leave.

Donating Shared Leave

According to WAC 392-126-085 an employee may donate sick leave to specific individuals or pool using the following criteria:

  1. The employee must have accrued more than twenty-two days of sick leave.
  2. Employees may not donate an amount of sick leave that will result in his or her sick leave account going below twenty-two days.
  3. All donated sick leave must be given voluntarily. No employee shall be coerced, threatened, intimidated, or financially induced into donating sick leave.

If you would like to donate leave, please send an email to Lara Snyder at lsnyder@royalsd.org.