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Veterans In-State Service Shared Leave Program

Contact Us

Grace Naegle

360-725-2247

VISSLP@dva.wa.gov

 

Top Contributors of this biennium:

By number of donations

1. Attorney General

2. Washington State University

3. University of Washington

By dollar amount

1. Attorney General

2. University of Washington

3. Labor and Industries

Thank you to all our other agencies who support their employees Serve Those Who Serve:

DES, DOH, DSHS, HCA, Lottery, OFM, SAC, WaTech, and WSU

Statistics

VISSLP Impact FY20

1 Veterans Helped

42.25 Hours VISSLP Used

$563.59 Disbursed

 

All-Time Impact

7 Veterans Helped

836.93 hours VISSLP used

$31,379.03 Disbursed

Leave for veterans and their spouses

The Veterans In-State Service Shared Leave Program (VISSLP) was created to allow Washington State 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, including U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compensation and pension exams; 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, including U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compensation and pension exams.

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, including U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compensation and pension exams; 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, including U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compensation and pension exams.