Type of Policy
Policy No
Last Revised
Review Date
Policy Owner
Human Resources
Contact Name
Gail Imoukhuede
Contact Title
Director, Benefits & Retirement
Contact Email
Reason for Policy

This policy ensures alignment between University System of Georgia (USG) requirements for and Georgia Tech’s administration of the USG Shared Sick Leave Program. Shared Sick Leave allows member employees that have exhausted their sick leave to request donations from a shared pool when the employee or their immediate family member is experiencing a serious health condition as defined by FMLA.

Policy Statement

Eligibility & Membership
Employees that are eligible to enroll in the Shared Sick Leave program annually during the USG Open Enrollment period after they have been employed by Georgia Tech for at least six months. Employees must be on an approved leave of absence to receive donations from the pool. Only employees that are members of the pool are eligible to receive donations.

See Shared Sick Leave GTHR website for instructions on how to enroll, donating leave and requesting leave from the Shared Sick Leave Pool.


This policy applies to regular, benefits eligible employees within the Georgia Institute of Technology.


GTHR Benefits
GTHR Benefits is responsible for serving as the Shared Sick Leave Program Administrator, processing requests for membership received during Open Enrollment, and processing Shared Sick Leave Program requests for donations. GTHR Benefits is responsible for serving as the Shared Sick Leave program administrators, including processing requests for membership, requests for use of shared sick leave, and program communication.

Georgia Tech Chief HR Officer
Responsible for supporting compliance to this Policy and reviewing appeal requests