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Catastrophic Leave

The WVU Catastrophic Leave Program allows eligible employees who are approved for a medical leave and will exhaust all of their own available sick leave, annual leave and other paid time off, the opportunity to apply for participation to receive donations from qualified WVU employees. Once approved, this program makes it possible for an employee to continue receiving pay, if sufficient donations are received.

Qualified recipients are leave-eligible employees who are on an authorized medical leave due to their own or a qualified immediate family member’s serious medical condition, resulting in financial hardship due to the exhaustion of all paid leave. During participation in this program, the employee must comply with strict Donor Deadlines in order to receive pay.  Deadlines are subject to change at any time.

Qualified donors are WVU leave eligible employees who wish to donate their available sick and/or annual leave. This may be to an approved specific recipient or the Catastrophic Leave Donor Bank. Employees wishing to donate to a prospective recipient should do so as soon as possible, in order to ensure donation is received for timely application for the recipient. If you are leaving the University, your donated leave will only be used through your last active day.

Find a current list of WVU employees who are approved participants in WVU’s catastrophic leave program in the link below. Only employee/recipients authorizing release of their names to the website are listed, others choose to solicit their donors privately. To donate leave or for more information, call WVU Medical Management at (304) 293-5700x8. 

2022 Donor Deadlines 2023 Donor Deadlines
Catastrophic Leave Participants Seeking Donations

Catastrophic Leave Donor Application 

Catastrophic Leave Recipient Application

Catastrophic Leave Pay Guidelines (July 2013)
Catastrophic Leave Guideline (Accruals and Holiday Pay)
Catastrophic Leave Guideline (Minimum Catastrophic Leave Bank Donation)