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King County is a community of public servants. We care about the people we serve and the people we serve with. The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting many people in our community, including employees and their families. The COVID-19 outbreak, and the measures in place to stop its spread, may extend for months. Some employees will be impacted more than others and will exhaust their paid leave while recovering their health or caring for others. Employees interested in supporting their colleagues can now help by donating their accrued sick or vacation leave to the Emergency Donated Leave Fund.


The Emergency Donated Leave Fund provides up to a maximum of 80 hours of leave per calendar year and is available to all comprehensive leave eligible employees (no short term temporary or interns) except for the following groups:

  • Prosecuting Attorney Office (PAO)
  • King County Superior Court (KCSC)
  • King County Juvenile Detention Guild (KCJDG)
  • King County Corrections Guild (KCCG)
  • King County Uniformed Command Association (UCA)

How the Emergency Leave Donation Fund works

Employees with eligible sick or vacation leave may donate their accrued leave in PeopleSoft. Learn how by viewing this PeopleSoft Emergency Leave Donation guide (SharePoint), or viewing this short video from the King County Business Resource Center to help with PeopleSoft entries.

Alternatively, employees interested in donating can fill out and submit the Emergency Leave Donation Form to the email listed below. Donors are limited to donations of 80 hours of sick leave and 80 hours of vacation leave (or BTO leave) to the Emergency Leave Donation Fund in a calendar year, unless the donor’s department director approves a greater amount.

Employees who need leave due to a COVID-19 related absence can request paid leave using the Emergency Leave Request Form.
Employees can use this PeopleSoft Emergency Leave Donation guide (SharePoint), and this short video from the King County Business Resource Center to help with PeopleSoft entries.
The Emergency Leave Donation Program is an opportunity to support one another during this unprecedented event.