Dear Fellow UUP Member,
In case you don’t know it, you can carry forward only 40 of your vacation days into the next calendar year.
If you have accrued more than 40 days and do not use them by December 31, the state will take them back.
Instead of losing those days, we ask you to consider donating any extra vacation days to fellow UB employees who are very sick or seriously injured and have run out of sick time.
The vacation days will be converted to sick days for their use. Otherwise, they will fall off the payroll and also lose their health insurance, which could be catastrophic to many employees and their
Whenever we have made this request, you have been very generous in donating days to your colleagues. It has saved many of them heartache, anxiety and financial problems and they have all been very grateful.
· You can donate only those days you would otherwise forfeit. You can’t donate ten days on December 28 because you wouldn’t have been able to use ten days yourself before December 31. So you have an extra ten days (for instance), you must anticipate that you will not uses them and donate them before December 19 (allowing for holidays). So time is of the essence.
· You can donate ONLY vacation days (not sick days) and you must have at least 10 vacation accruals left after your donation. All faculty members can receive donations but only faculty members on 12-month contracts can donate days because they, unlike those on 10-month academic year contracts, earn vacation days.
We also have specific members who are in need of additional sick days. If you would like to donate your excess vacation days to them, or anyone else directly, please contact us.
If you are interested in donating excess days to the sick pool,
Thank you for your generosity.
Ezra Zubrow, president
UUP Buffalo Center