Veterans In-Service Shared Leave Program

The Veterans In-Service Shared Leave Program (VISSLP) was created to allow general government and higher education employees to voluntarily donate their leave to be used for

1. A veteran to attend medical appointments or treatments for a service connected injury or disability; or

2. The employee is a spouse of a veteran who requires assistance while attending medical appointments or treatments for a service connected injury or disability. 

 

Eligibility to Donate Leave to the VISSLP An employee may donate vacation leave, sick leave, or all or part of a personal holiday to the VISSLP if the donating employee’s employer approves the employee’s request to donate leave and:

• Vacation leave: The full-time employee’s request to donate will not cause their vacation leave balance to fall below 80 hours after the transfer.

  • For part-time employees, requirements for vacation leave balances are prorated.

• Sick leave: The employee’s request to donate leave not cause their sick leave balance to fall below 176 hours after the transfer.

• Personal Holiday: The donating employee’s employer approves the employee’s request to donate all or part of their personal holiday to the VISSLP.

 

Eligibility to Receive Leave from VISSLP An employee is eligible to receive shared leave from the VISSLP if:

• The employee is a veteran and is attending medical appointments or treatments for a service connected injury or disability; or

• The employee is a spouse of a veteran who requires assistance while attending medical appointments or treatments for a service connected injury or disability.

Contact: 
Grace Naegle 360-725-2217 VISSLP@dva.wa.gov