Income replacement options
Income replacement options may be available to you when injury or illness hamper your ability to work, your leave time is exhausted, or a family member is ill and you need to care for them.
Vacation and PTO donation program
Vacation and PTO donation program allows employees to voluntarily donate a portion of their accrued vacation or PTO hours to be converted to cash to financially assist other employees who have exhausted their paid sick leave, vacation, PTO and other paid leave due to extended disability. You may be eligible to receive such donations prior to employment termination/retirement.
Short-term disability insurance
You are considered disabled if you are unable to perform the material duties of your occupation and suffer a loss of at least 20% of your earnings when working in your occupation.
Long-term disability insurance
You must be disabled and totally unable to work for 90 days out of a consecutive 120.
Contact PERA for eligibility.
Social Security disability
Contact Social Security for eligibility.
Hardship process for 1% supplemental retirement
You may be able to withdraw all of your 1% supplement retirement account if it is determined that you have experienced an unforeseen financial hardship.
Hardship process for deferred compensation
You may be able to withdraw a portion, or all, of your deferred compensation account funds if it is determined that you have experienced an unforeseen financial hardship. Contact the HR Service Center for more information.
Life insurance - accelerated death benefit
The Living Benefit Option allows the eligible employee to receive 75% of his/her coverage amount (up to a maximum of $500,000) in the event the employee has been diagnosed with a terminal illness with a life expectancy of 12 months or less.