STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-5343. Leave of absence for bone marrow or organ donation. (1) A full-time employee shall be granted a leave of absence for the time specified for the following purposes:
(a) Five (5) workdays to serve as a bone marrow donor if the employee provides the appointing authority written verification that the employee is to serve as a bone marrow donor; and
(b) Thirty (30) workdays to serve as a human organ donor if the employee provides the appointing authority written verification that the employee is to serve as a human organ donor.
(2) An employee who is granted a leave of absence pursuant to the provisions of this section shall receive his compensation without interruption during the leave of absence. For purposes of determining longevity, performance, pay advancement and performance awards and for receipt of any benefit that may be affected by a leave of absence, the service of the employee shall be considered uninterrupted by the leave of absence.
(3) The appointing authority shall not penalize an employee for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence pursuant to the provisions of this section.
(4) The leave authorized by this section may be requested by the employee only if the employee is the person who is serving as the donor.
(5) Full-time employees shall be notified of the leave offered pursuant to this section each April in an electronic message distributed by the state controller’s office.
[67-5343, added 2006, ch. 257, sec. 1, p. 794; am. 2018, ch. 98, sec. 2, p. 207.]