Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening and Blood Donation Policy
Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening
Employees are entitled to take up to four hours of paid leave in a calendar year for breast and/or prostate screening, provided that the screening is performed during regular work hours. The four hours include travel time. This leave is not cumulative and shall be deemed forfeited if not used in a particular calendar year. An absence for this purpose beyond four hours must be charged to an employee’s leave accruals or without pay if none is available. In addition, the Colleges may require satisfactory medical documentation to verify that the employee’s absence was for the purpose of breast and/or prostate cancer screening.
(A) Off-premises Donation
Employees are entitled to take leave for off-premises blood donation. The leave is paid and shall be permitted once per calendar year up to a maximum of three hours during the employee’s regular work schedule. If the leave extends beyond three hours, employees will be required to charge the leave to his/her available leave accruals or without pay if none is available. The leave is not cumulative and shall be deemed forfeited if not used within a particular calendar year. For employees donating blood off-premises, the Colleges may require satisfactory proof of the donation.
(B) On-premises or Employer designated location
Employees are entitled to take paid leave for blood donation either on a College’s premises or a location designated by the College. Such leave can be taken at least twice in any calendar year and shall be during an employee’s regularly scheduled work hours. In addition, all such employees must be allowed sufficient paid leave time to recover and to return to work.