San Diego
Municipal Employees Association

Catastrophic and Medical Leave Requests

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My name is Virginia "Virgie" Garza. I am a Court Clerk in the City Attorney’s Office. I have been struggling with a personal malady that could only be resolved by undergoing surgery. I was hoping to delay my medical procedure to the end of the year. Due to a recent downturn in my condition, my doctors felt that it was imperative to perform the surgery immediately. On July 27, 2016, back to back surgeries were performed and my recovery will be a slow one. I will be out for 8 weeks or more.  Due to this sudden change in plans, I do not have enough leave time accrued which is now created an extreme hardship for me.  I am humbly requesting any donations of time to assist me through my recovery.

Thank you very much for all your kindness & support.

Please fill out donation form through your payroll specialist.

Virginia Garza

My name is Danisha Jackett & I am asking for your assistance. I am 9 months along in my pregnancy & due to deliver my baby (yay!) on August 23, 2015. The City policy allows up to 480 hours unpaid leave within 1 year. Though they will hold your job & continue benefits, the time is unpaid. I have used a portion for doctor’s appointments & will not have enough paid leave to cover this absence. I am asking for your help by donating A/L time to enjoy the first moment’s home with my family. Anything you can do to help is appreciated!


  1. Please fill out the donation form

  2. Submit to your Payroll Specialist


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Thank you,

Danisha Jackett

My name is Barbara Reid and I work in Public Utilities.  I am having surgery in April to remove tumors from my heart and liver.  I am a fighter and I am determined to beat cancer.  Unfortunately, I do not have enough leave time to cover the recuperation period and I would be incredibly grateful for any hours that you might be able to donate.  Thank you so much for your consideration and support.