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CWUP 2-30-275 Foster Parent Shared Leave Pool

The purpose of the Foster Parent Shared Leave Pool is to allow any state employee to voluntarily donate their leave to be used by any eligible state employee who is a licensed foster parent pursuant to RCW 74.15.040 so they may care for a foster child and/or prepare to care for a foster child.

An eligible employee must not receive more than five hundred twenty-two (522) days of shared leave under the foster parent shared leave pool during their total state employment. To receive shared leave from the pool to care for a foster child, a supervisor may limit the amount of shared leave a direct report receives. To receive shared leave from the pool to prepare for a foster child, an eligible employee may receive up to five days of shared leave, per occurrence. In accordance with WAC 357-31, a state employee may voluntarily donate vacation (annual leave), sick leave and all or part of a personal holiday. The donation and use of pooled leave must comply with the Washington Administrative Code and university procedure.

Administration - The Foster Parent Shared Leave Pool will be administered by the Department of Social and Health Services in consultation with the Office of Financial Management. The Human Resources Office will develop and maintain appropriate procedures.

Responsibility: BFA; Authority: BAC; Reviewed/Endorsed by: Cabinet/PAC; Review/Effective Date: 06/13/2018; Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President] 

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