At its Oct. 7 meeting, Goodyear City Council approved a change to the city’s leave donation policy.
Council approved the creation of a centralized leave donation bank.
Previously, leave time could only be donated individually.
The following was removed from the city’s “Attendance and Leave Policy”:
“To qualify for donated sick leave, an employee must be in a full- time regular employee status, have a FMLA qualifying event (although it is not necessary for an employee to meet FMLA tenure requirements) and, if appropriate, apply for FMLA and Short Term Disability. Employees can request up to ten (10) days of donated sick leave. An employee can only make a request for donations once in a rolling calendar year.”
The new language, with additions:
“The purpose of sick leave donation is to permit an employee to donate paid sick leave to a central leave bank to assist another employee. This policy permits such a donation to occur when an employee has a need for additional paid leave because they have exhausted all paid leave including, but not limited to sick, vacation, comp time, and floating holidays and have a serious medical hardship or catastrophic illness or injury.
“The employee’s need may arise from their own serious medical hardship or catastrophic illness or from their need to care for a family member who has a serious medical hardship or catastrophic illness.”