|(a) The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board values
its employees and, pursuant to Texas Government Code Chapter 661,
Leave, Subchapter A, State Employee Sick Leave Pool, an agency sick
leave pool shall be administered to assist employees and their immediate
families in dealing with catastrophic illnesses or injuries that force
employees to exhaust all of their available leave. The eligibility
of the agency's employees to withdraw time from the sick leave pool
and any concomitant obligations assumed by employees in order to receive
such leave, shall be as set forth in the Board's policies.
(b) The sick leave pool program shall be administered
by the Commissioner of Higher Education or his or her designee.