The City of Eugene has two COVID-19 related Temporary Leave Programs, the Emergency Leave Donation and the Leave Balance Exception.
Emergency Leave Donation
The Emergency Leave Donation program for all Regular and Limited Duration employees to donate sick, vacation, PTO, Shift Holiday and Be Well Day leave they have accrued to the City’s COVID-19 Leave Donation Program for use by other eligible employees.
Leave Balance Exception
During this emergency period, this temporary policy permits Regular and Limited Duration employees the use of up to 2 weeks of unearned Vacation or PTO leave.
The City of Eugene’s 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 and exhaust their own leave accruals. 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.