Catastrophic Leave Program

Only vacation hours may be donated. The minimum donation is eight (8) vacation hours and you must have a minimum balance of 80 hours following your donation. The donated vacation hours are converted to a cash value based on the donor’s rate of pay. The cash value is then divided by the recipient's hourly rate, to arrive at the number of hours donated. The hours donated are then given to the recipient as sick leave hours. In other words, if the donor’s salary were double the recipient’s salary, a 10-hour donation would result in 20 hours of sick leave for the person on Catastrophic Leave.

If you think you are a candidate to receive catastrophic leave balances, please review the Catastrophic Leave Application and Policy.

To apply for catastrophic leave, login to NeoGov eForms and click on "Apply for Catastrophic Leave"

To donate leave hours, login to NeoGov eForms and click on "Donate Leave for Catastrophic Leave"

If you would like more information please contact the Benefit Manager at (805) 781-5959 or read the Catastrophic Leave Frequently Asked Questions.


Catastrophic Leave Program