Shared Leave - Application Process

A summary of the application procedures are listed below:

1. The employee who is requesting Shared Leave begins the application process by submitting a formal request to Human Resources to be considered for Shared Leave benefits. It is important to submit a request as soon as possible. They can be faxed to 316-978-3201, Attn: Leave Administrator, emailed to totalrewards@wichita.edu, or sent to Campus Box 15, Attn: Leave Administrator. The following three forms must be submitted in order for the request to be considered:

2. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by an on-campus committee comprised of WSU employees. Committee members consider three factors:

  • Program eligibility
  • Nature of the condition - serious, extreme, or life-threatening illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition
  • Documentation

3. The committee will try to meet within one week of receipt of documents and a letter will be sent within two days of that meeting.

  • If approved, the letter will explain the amount of Shared Leave approved and indicate the steps involved in requesting an extension, if needed.
  • If denied, a letter will explain why the request did not meet Shared Leave guidelines. Alternatively, it may indicate that additional information is needed in order for the committee to make a more informed decision.

Please note that all committee decisions are final. There is no appeal process.

Who to Contact:

Total Rewards Team
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Reviewed 04/09/2015 DR

Updated 03/23/18 DC