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4.09 Compassionate Transfer of Leave

Origination date: 10/1/93
Revised: 7/1/2012
Applicability: Academic Professionals, Administrators, Classified Staff, Service Professionals


The purpose of the Compassionate Transfer of Leave policy is to allow eligible employees who have exhausted all forms of paid leave to supplement their lost wages (or supplement short-term disability) using vacation leave transferred to them by another university employee.

Compassionate Transfer of Leave

An employee may voluntarily transfer a portion of their accrued vacation leave hours to eligible employees who are unable to work due to catastrophic illness or injury to themselves or to a member of their immediate family, as defined by university leave policies.  Employees eligible to participate in this transfer of leave are regular, classified, professional and administrative employees who accrue vacation and are subject to the following conditions:

An illness/injury is considered catastrophic for an employee or a covered family if it is:

Employee Transferring Leave Hours

Employees Receiving Transferred Leave Hours




Contact the Human Resources Department for more information. For CTL forms, go to