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HUMAN RESOURCES

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Donor Leave 

The donor leave policy for WSU was adopted in compliance with the State of Kansas donor leave policy per Executive Order NO. 2001-02 (https://kslib.info/DocumentCenter/View/356).  This category of paid leave for state employees provides approved recovery time away from work for employees who choose to donate organs, tissue, bone marrow, blood or blood products.

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Eligible Employees

All USS and Unclassified benefits-eligible regular and probationary employees are eligible for donor leave.

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Leave Entitlement

  • Employees may receive up to 30 working days of paid leave for recovery from an organ or tissue donation procedure.
  • Employees may receive up to 7 working days of paid leave following the donation of bone marrow.
  • Employees may receive up to 1.5 hours of paid leave every 4 months for the donation of blood.  (Leave is not required for University blood drives.)
  • Employees may receive up to 3 hours of paid leave every 4 months for the donation of blood platelets or other approved blood products.

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Leave Requirements

  • Donor leave will not be counted against an employee's FMLA entitlement. (K.A.R. 1-9-27)
  • Donor leave does not count as time worked for FLSA purposes.  All donor leave will be paid at the regular rate.
  • Donor leave must be taken in quarter-hour (.25) increments and will only be paid for leave taken during regularly scheduled work hours.
  • An employee does not have to exhaust accrued vacation leave, sick leave, or compensatory time before being eligible to receive donor leave.
  • Donor leave applies only to active employees who donate organs, tissue, marrow, blood or blood products.  Donor leave may not be used to care for family members who are donors.
  • An employee shall request donor leave from their supervisor in advance of donation.

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Leave Procedures

  • Donor leave is entered in .25 increments.  The hours for non-exempt employees are entered as DON and the hours for exempt employees as DNE on the time screen.
  • Donor leave will be adjusted in accordance with the University's adjusted leave policy.
  • Departments are responsible for documenting and keeping track of donor leave usage.

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Contact:

  • Total Rewards - Wichita State University Human Resources

Wichita State University Human Resources has developed a centralized Total Rewards team, designed to efficiently and effectively serve our employees. For general questions and concerns regarding WSU Benefits, Leave, and Compensation:

Updated: 02/14/2018 SP