Bone Marrow and Human Organ Donation
The University will grant a leave of absence to an employee who requests to serve as a bone marrow donor or human organ donor under the authorization of 1999 Wisconsin Act 125, s. 230.35(2d)(b), Wis. Stats., and the University of Wisconsin System Unclassified Personnel Guideline #10.
The University will allow up to five workdays with pay for employees participating in a bone marrow donation or 30 workdays with pay when participating in a human organ donation. Should you choose to become a donor, written verification must be provided to your employer. While on the leave of absence, you will remain in pay status. Therefore, you will receive pay, benefits, seniority credit, etc. without interruption. The leave may count against your annual entitlement under the federal and state Family and Medical Leave Acts.
If you need additional time off work beyond the guaranteed leave as stated in statute, you will be required to charge another category of accrued paid or unpaid leave.
Section 10.08 of Unclassified Personnel Guideline #10 explains details of the guaranteed leave for faculty and academic staff and includes a form to submit to your institutional human resource office.
Generally, bone marrow and organ donation provisions for represented and non-represented employees are similar but you should refer to your collective bargaining agreement for information if you are a represented employee.
This document was last revised on November 30, 2006