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RULE §211.11Employee Leave Pools

(a) Sick Leave Pool. A sick leave pool is established to allow eligible state employees to use time contributed to the sick leave pool if the employee has exhausted the employee's sick leave because of a catastrophic illness or injury or a previous donation of time to the pool.

(b) Family Leave Pool. A state employee family leave pool is established to provide eligible state employees more flexibility in bonding with and caring for children during a child's first year following birth, adoption, or foster placement and for caring for a seriously ill family member or the employee, including pandemic-related illnesses or complications caused by a pandemic.

(c) The Human Resources Director or other employee designated by the Executive Director will act as Sick Leave Pool and Family Leave Pool Administrator.

(d) The Sick Leave Pool and Family Leave Pool Administrator, with the approval of the Executive Director, will prescribe and implement policies to effectuate the operation of the pools. The policies and procedures must be consistent with the provisions of the Texas Government Code Chapter 661 and will be included in the agency's Employee Handbook.

(e) Employee donations to the sick leave pool and family leave pool are strictly voluntary and must be made in writing.

Source Note: The provisions of this §211.11 adopted to be effective August 8, 2022, 47 TexReg 4677

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