Shared Leave Program

The University’s Shared Leave Program, is accepting donations in support of University community members in need. If you’re an eligible faculty or staff member, you can donate some of your accrued vacation hours to the program. All donations will provide additional paid leave benefits to eligible employees who have experienced certain catastrophic events.

What is Shared Leave?

The shared leave program is designed to assist eligible employees who have experienced certain catastrophic events personally or within their family by providing additional paid leave benefits. The way it works is by allowing eligible employees to donate their accrued vacation leave benefits to a pool. This pool is then used to provide those additional paid leave benefits to the employee who has experienced a catastrophic event when they have exhausted all other sources of paid leave.

Why Donate?

Donating is one way to help a fellow co-worker during a difficult time. The Shared Leave Program at MU Health Care has experienced great success in helping employees during catastrophic events. Click here to read testimonials at MUHC.

Who is Eligible to Donate?

To be eligible to donate shared leave time, staff must be regular administrative, service and support employees who have successfully completed the probationary period. Additionally, non-regular academic employees who are eligible for paid leave plans and have been employed for at least six months in a leave-accruing position may also donate.

How to Donate?

UMKC employees can donate leave time in myHR. Enter leave time as your normally would in your timesheet using the code DSL. Note: You must donate a minimum of eight hours of time. If you choose to donate more, donations must be made in one-hour increments. Question on how to donate time in your timesheet should be directed to your department HRF/HRBP.

Who is Eligible to use shared leave?

To be eligible to receive shared leave time, employees must be regular administrative, service and support employees or non-regular academic employees who are eligible for paid leave plans. Employees must have successfully completed the probationary period or been employed for at least six months in a leave-accruing position. The employee must be experiencing a catastrophic event and have exhausted all forms of paid leave (i.e., vacation, sick, personal and compensatory time).

For additional information, help donating shared leave or submitting an application to use shared leave, you can read more here. For questions regarding shared leave, please contact the HR Service Center at (816) 235-1621 or umkchrsharedleaveadmins@umkc.edu