Recipient Eligibility

For a University employee to be eligible to apply for Shared Leave, he or she must meet the following qualifications:

  • He or she must be a university support staff employee, faculty and/or unclassified professional
  • He or she must accumulate sick leave
  • He or she must have worked for the University or state service for at least six continuous months, including time worked as a temporary employee
  • He or she must have a satisfactory attendance record and performance rating (must be documented on the employee's performance appraisal form)
  • He or she must have exhausted all paid leave (i.e. sick leave, vacation leave, compensatory time and discretionary holiday)*
  • He or she cannot perform duties of his or her job
  • He or she must not be receiving Workers' Compensation, Long-Term Disability payments, or both (per K.A.R. 1-9-23C)

*Shared Leave does not start until the employee has used up all accrued leave balances (i.e. sick leave, vacation time, compensatory time and discrentionary holiday).

Who to Contact

Total Rewards Team
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Reviewed 03/30/2015 DR

Revised: 03/28/2018 DC