What happens to leave that was donated under the state leave sharing program and was not used by the recipient?
(1) Any shared leave not used by the recipient during each incident/occurrence as determined by the employer must be returned to the donor(s).
If shared leave has been granted under WAC 357-31-390
(1)(a), before the employer makes a determination to return the unused leave to the donor(s) the employer must receive from the affected employee's licensed physician or health care practitioner a statement verifying that the employee is released to return to work.
The remaining shared leave must be returned to the donors and reinstated to the respective donors' appropriate leave balances based on each employee's current salary rate at the time of the reversion. The shared leave returned must be returned in accordance with office of financial management policies.
(2) Unused shared leave may not be cashed out by a recipient.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 07-17-126, § 357-31-445, filed 8/20/07, effective 9/20/07; WSR 05-08-139, § 357-31-445, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]