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Sick Leave: Requesting and Using Donated Leave

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Before being credited with donated annual leave, you must first:

  • Use all of your own annual and sick leave, and
  • Have unpaid absence of at least 24 hours.

In addition, if you are requesting leave donations to care for a family member with a serious health condition, you must first exhaust sick leave equal to your "basic entitlement" (i.e., 12 weeks for a full time employee or their available sick leave up to 12 weeks) before receiving donated annual leave.




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