San Diego
Municipal Employees Association

Catastrophic Leave Requests

  • Article Info

My name is Sue Benson and I have been employed as a Legal Secretary with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, Civil Division since December 2005. During the past few years I have had numerous family tragedies’, along with personal illnesses that have exhausted my leave. I visited my ailing parents in May and returned with pneumonia. It is challenging to be the primary resource for the family while living in a different time zone, being 2000+ miles away, and working. Most recently my Dad had a heart attack, diagnosed with dementia, moved to skilled nursing; leaving my Mom to learn how to navigate through bills, insurances, VA requirements, and technology that is all new to her. In addition to family matters, I personally expect to have cataract surgery in the near future; along with repairing an umbilical hernia diagnosed a few weeks ago. I would appreciate any donation of leave you could spare. I am extremely grateful and thankful for those who can help.


~ Sue


To whom it may concern:

I am requesting leave donations due to the fact that I will out of the office on medical leave.

Thank you for your assistance and consideration.


Tere Avina