Employees donate 2,916 sick days to pool

The donation period for the first year of the university's Shared Benefits
Program concluded the end of December.

Six hundred fifty staff employees donated a total of 1,090 days of sick
leave credit, and 662 faculty and academic professional employees donated a
total of 1,826 days. 

Any employee who donated sick leave credit under the Shared Benefits
Program and who has exhausted his or her accumulated sick leave is now
eligible to request up to 45 days of sick leave credit or one-third of the
pool balance, whichever is less, when experiencing a catastrophic illness
or injury or when a disability claim is pending before the State
Universities Retirement System.

The next donation period for staff employees will be April 15 through June
1. Staff members with questions should contact Judy Barker, records and
computer applications manager, at 333-2144.

The next donation period for faculty members and academic professionals
will be announced at a later date. Academic employees with questions should
contact Constance Caveny, associate director for academic staff affairs, at

UIUC -- Inside Illinois -- 1994/01-20-94