State employees, if qualified, may have access to programs knows as shared leave pools. Shared leave pools are administered by a named agency or agencies. Below is a list of shared leave pools available.
The Uniformed Service Shared Leave Pool (USSLP) was created so that state employees who are called to service in the uniformed services will be able to maintain a level of compensation and employee benefits consistent with the amount they would have received had they remained in active state service.
The pool was also created to allow general government and higher education employees to voluntarily donate their leave to be used by any eligible employee who has been called to service in the uniformed services. The Military Department, in consultation with the Office of Financial Management, is responsible for administering the USSLP.
An employee may voluntarily donate leave for:
An employee is eligible to receive shared leave from the VISSLP if the employee is:
The Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for Administering the VISSLP.
The purpose of the FPSLP is to allow any state employee to voluntarily donate their leave to be used as shared leave for any eligible state employee who is a licensed foster parent pursuant to RCW 74.15.040 and is caring for a foster child or is preparing to care for a foster child in their home.
The Foster Parent Shared Leave Pool is administered by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).
The purpose of a sick leave pool is to allow general government state employees, within an agency, to pool sick leave to be used by participating employees who have a personal illness, accident, or injury. Sick leave contributed to a sick leave pool will be deducted from the contributing employee's sick leave balance.
Prior to an agency creating a sick leave pool, see WAC 357-31-575