Shared Sick Leave Program: Enrollment Period Open for 2022

Shared Sick Leave Program: Enrollment Period Open for 2022

The Shared Sick Leave Program will be open for enrollment Monday, October 25, 2021 - Friday, November 5, 2021.

All interested participants, including those who wish to continue participating in the program, should complete and submit the Shared Sick Leave - Enrollment Form to Employee Relations at by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Eligibility for Enrollment: (during USG Benefits Open Enrollment Period)

  • Must contribute a minimum of eight (8) hours sick leave per calendar year, and
  • Must maintain a minimum of forty (40) hours of sick leave, at the time of donation, and
  • Must hold a “benefits eligible” position and accrue sick leave.


Information for Consideration:

  • Initial Enrollment: At the time of initial enrollment, employee must have a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours sick leave, of which eight (8) hours will be deducted and added to the leave pool
  • Re-Enrollment: (current members who wish to continue) must currently have a minimum balance of forty (40) hours sick leave. No additional deductions are required unless there is a need for a “special enrollment.” All re-enrolling members must complete the Shared Sick Leave – Enrollment Form annually during Open Enrollment.
  • Special Enrollment: When the program is determined to be depleted [one hundred twenty (120) hours remaining balance], a “special enrollment period” will be conducted with an appeal to the Georgia College community at large to donate sick leave.
  • Terminate Membership: An employee may terminate their membership at any time by completing and submitting the Shared Sick Leave Program - Termination Form. Any leave contributed to the pool prior to withdrawal from the program shall be forfeited. 


For detailed information regarding the program and to obtain and relevant forms, please visit the Human Resources section of the Intranet ( for a full description of the Shared Sick Leave Program Policy and Procedures.

In the event the link above is broken, please login to Unify and follow these steps on the Intranet:

  1. Human Resources
  2. Employee Relations
  3. Shared Leave Program


These forms are NOT listed under Faculty & Staff Forms.

Please submit your questions to Employee Relations at or (478) 445-1898. Thank you for participating in this initiative!

Updated: 2021-10-21
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