4.05(1) Leave of Absence for the Purpose of Bone Marrow or Organ Donation

Applicability: All University Employees
Reference: Arizona Revised Statute § 41-706; Arizona Board of Regents 6-811
Origination date: 9/1/2011

Purpose

To allow an employee paid leave of absence for the purpose of bone marrow or organ donation in accordance with A.R.S. § 41-706.

Duration and Qualifying Reasons

An employee is entitled to receive a leave of absence for up to five work days to serve as a bone marrow donor for a bone marrow transplant.

An employee is entitled to receive a leave of absence for up to thirty work days to serve as an organ donor for an organ transplant.

In either case, the employee must provide the University with written medical verification issued by the employee’s health care provider stating that the employee is to serve as a donor, and specifying the kind of donation to be made.

Pay and Benefits

An employee who receives a leave of absence pursuant to this policy is entitled to receive base pay without interruption during the leave of absence. For the purpose of determining seniority, pay or pay advancement, performance awards, and for the receipt of any benefit that may be affected by a leave of absence, the service of the employee is considered uninterrupted by a leave of absence pursuant to this policy.

The employee will not be penalized for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence pursuant to this policy.