Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Launches Updated Leave Donation Program to Support Employees During Difficult Times
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – January 9, 2024 – The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (CFTOD, The District) is proud to announce an important change to its employee benefits portfolio with the update of the Leave Donation Program.
The Leave Donation Program enables employees to donate their unused leave to colleagues experiencing extenuating circumstances, such as significant illness or injury, thus providing crucial support during challenging periods. In the revised version of Policy 2024-04, “Leave Donation Program (LDP),” a 90-day waiting period has been removed.
District Administrator Glenton “Glen” Gilzean, Jr., said, “The policy is designed to provide crucial support to colleagues facing significant personal health crises or family emergencies. In this update, we have eliminated the previous 90-day waiting period, enabling employees to access this policy immediately.”
Administrator Gilzean continued, “This revision aligns with our organizational values of empathy and community. By implementing this program, we aim to assure our employees and their families that during challenging times, their coworkers and our workplace are here to support them every step of the way.”
Eligibility for the program is extended to all permanent, full-time employees after the completion of their probationary/introductory period. The employee may use the leave bank for family members listed under the CFTOD FMLA policy; these include adopted children, foster children, and domestic partners.
Policy 2024-04 outlines specific conditions for the use of donated leave and establishes a structured process for donation and transfer of leave hours, ensuring transparency and fairness in the program’s administration.
The Leave Donation Program (Policy Number 2024-04) can be found in the resource section below. The policy can also be found on the CFTOD website by clicking here.