San Diego
Municipal Employees Association

Catastrophic and Medical Leave Requests

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My name is Sue Benson and I’ve been with the City, in the City Attorney’s Office for over 10 years.  Due to continual personal tragedies, I need to ask for leave contributions.  If you can contribute anything to my leave bank, I would be extremely grateful.  Thank you for your consideration.


Hello fellow City co-workers,

I'm currently on disability due to an automobile accident. A wheel from another car going on the 54 west bound broke off, jumped the concrete barrier and smashed through my windshield. As a result, I was hospitalized for 7 days and I have lost vision in my left eye. I thank God that I didn't lose my life and my two boys were not riding with me! I have exhausted all of my sick leave. I still have a couple surgeries to try to get my eyesight back and lots of doctor appointments.

I will greatly appreciate if you can donate any of your precious A/L to my approved Medical Leave Bank. Please just contact your payroll specialist if you can donate any hours.

Thank you and God bless!


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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.


My name is Monica Smith and I work for Public Utilities Fit Division, as an Account Clerk for Water Operations.  I had an MRI done in September and it was discovered that I have a torn rotator cuff.  Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to cover all my time off for surgery, and physical therapy.    I requested and got approved for a Catastrophic Leave bank. If you are able and willing to donate some time, I would greatly be appreciative.  I will not be informed who or how much anyone will be donating.  So, I would like to thank you in advance.  I’m hoping and praying for a speedy recovery.