Duke University, in anticipation of a swine flu outbreak on campus, has tweaked a personnel policy and will offer three extra days off to workers who exhaust their own time bank.
Staff members with flu-like symptoms who have used up all their paid leave time will be granted up to three extra days of sick leave or paid time off.
The new policy will be in effect from Sept. 1 2009 to March 31, 2010 and will then be re-evaluated to see if an extension is needed.
In order to be eligible, a staff member must have flu-like symptoms including a fever of 100 degrees or higher; must receive Duke benefits; must have exhausted all vacation, sick and other time off, and cannot be on a full leave of absence.
Here's a Duke HR memo with more information.