Lawrenceville approves shared leave policy for city employees

The Lawrenceville City Council recently voted to approve a Shared Leave Policy that will give employees the opportunity to donate earned sick and/or Paid Time Off (PTO) to employees that have used all their available leave.

The Shared Leave Policy follows Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) guidelines and creates a leave bank from donations of leave. Since the leave has already been earned by the donating employees, it is not creating additional leave or cost to the city.

All full-time employees who have been employed by the city for at least 12 months and worked at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months are eligible for the program. To be eligible to request leave from the Shared Leave Bank, employees must have contributed at least 4 PTO or sick leave hours to the Shared Leave Bank during the last annual benefits enrollment period. An exception to this requirement may be made until the initial benefits enrollment period is complete.

The city also authorized the City Manager to make updates to the policy as needed.