Professional Staff Association Sick Leave Bank enrollment open this month

March 11, 2014 | UToday
By Staff



Open enrollment for the Professional Staff Association’s Sick Leave Bank will take place through Monday, March 31.

The bank is a voluntary program open to all Professional Staff Association (PSA) members on all campuses.

Eligible employees are defined in PSA bylaws as “all non-bargaining unit employees on all campuses whether salary or hourly, classified or unclassified, full or part time, excluding those with faculty rank.”

The bank collects one-time, voluntary donations of sick time from PSA personnel to assist PSA colleagues who may be stricken with catastrophic injury or illness. It bridges the gap of time between the exhaustion of their benefits from sick, personal and vacation days to when they qualify for long-term, permanent disability benefits.

Full-time PSA members may donate 16 hours and part-time members may donate eight hours of personal sick time to the bank, which is administered by Human Resources and Talent Development. Participants donate the time only once, no matter how long they continue their employment at UT.

To enroll, log into myUT portal. On the employee tab, click on the Professional Staff Association link. In the left-hand column (under PSA Committees), click on the Sick Leave Bank Committee link. There you will find links to the policy and forms; there is also a link of current members. If you are not a member but wish to become one, return the completed form to PSA Sick Leave Bank, care of Deborah Sobczak, chair of the Sick Leave Bank Committee, Mail Stop 608, by the March 31 deadline.