WVC 29 - 6 - 27
§29-6-27. Leave donation program.
The division of personnel after consultation with other state
agencies shall establish a program under which annual leave accrued
or accumulated by an employee of an agency may, if voluntarily
agreed to by the employee, be transferred to the annual leave
account of another designated employee if the other employee
requires additional leave because of a medical emergency. The
annual leave program shall be established by legislative rule
pursuant to the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.
The division of personnel shall file such legislative rule no later
than the fifteenth day of July, one thousand nine hundred
ninety-five. The division shall prepare an annual status report to
be presented to the joint committee on government and finance no
later than the fifth day of January each year. A "medical
emergency" means a medical condition of an employee or a family
member of the employee that is likely to require the prolonged
absence of the employee from duty and which will result in a
substantial loss of income to the employee because of the
unavailability of paid leave. As used in this section, "employee"
includes employees in the classified and classified-exempt service
and employees exempt from coverage who are under this article
entitled to annual leave as a benefit of employment: Provided,
That none of the leave so transferred may be used to qualify for or
add to service for any retirement system administered by the state
of West Virginia.