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Compassionate Transfer of Leave FAQs

General Questions

My doctor said that I need to work a reduced work schedule due to my medical condition. Am I eligible to receive Compassionate Transfer of Leave contributions?

No. If the employee is able to perform any type of light duty work or work on a reduced schedule, the employee is not eligible for CTL.

Does the duration of the disability have to be 45 consecutive calendar days or more?

Yes. The Arizona Board of Regents mandates that employees must be off work for no less than 45 consecutive calendar days to be eligible to receive Compassionate Transfer of Leave contributions.

How long is the processing time before the transfer of hours will be reflected in my sick leave balance?

Hours will reflect in your sick leave balance within 2 pay periods. It takes 1 pay period to withdraw donated hours from the contributor's balance and 1 pay period to deposit donated hours into the recipient's account.

Do I have to wait until I am off of work 45 days or longer to be eligible to request Compassionate Transfer of Leave?

No. If you know in advance that your doctor is requiring you to be off work more than 45 consecutive calendar days and you will not have enough accrued vacation, sick, and compensatory time to pay you through your extended leave, then you may request Compassionate Transfer of Leave contributions at any time during your leave.

Am I eligible to receive Compassionate Transfer of Leave hours if I am needed to care for someone in my family on an intermittent basis?

Yes. You are eligible to use Compassionate Transfer of Leave time on an intermittent basis if you are the primary caregiver for someone who is unable to perform all of the essential duties of their job and who must be off work for an extended period of no less than 45 consecutive calendar days.


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