Consent to receive donations of vacation or paid time off
Note: giving consent does not guarantee donations.
- You won’t know who made the donations since we keep donor names confidential.
- You receive donations in cash at the donor’s pay rate.
- Donations are taxed.
- You receive donations beginning the pay period you use up all your paid leave and you’ll see donation earnings on your pay stub. The Floating Leave with Pay Day can be saved and will not count against your donations.
- PERA deductions are not taken out.
- Insurance premiums are taken out (except when donations aren’t high enough to cover them, or you’re on unpaid medical leave or medical layoff).
- Court orders related to wages apply.
- Donations can’t go above your regular earnings. If donations put you over your regular earnings, extra donations would apply, if needed, to future paychecks.
- Donations are applied to current and future pay periods, not previous pay periods.
- Pregnancy and childbirth: employees (female and male) can normally receive donations up to six weeks after delivery or have a doctor’s note if after six weeks.
- For a family death, you can receive donations for two pay periods after the death.
- You can reverse your consent to receive donations by emailing an HR leave specialist at HR.LAM.Office@hennepin.us.
- Donations are valid for one year from the donation date. If an employee who donated PTO or Vacation resigns or retires before the donations are used, those hours will no longer be available.
- Donations don’t affect short- or long-term disability, PERA disability or Social Security disability.
- MERF (Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund) members who receive donations can’t receive MERF disability or retirement benefits at the same time.
- 1% Supplemental Retirement Plan participants have their contribution taken out and matched.
- Donations are deducted from the employees balances in the order they are received.
Return to the employee time off with pay page.