San Diego
Municipal Employees Association

Catastrophic and Medical Leave Requests

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My name is Amor Fabay Figuracion and I work in the Communications Department.  I have been on intermittent Family Leave since September 14, 2016 when my oldest son was diagnosed and hospitalized with Aplastic Anemia, a bone marrow disease.  Since then, I’ve been taking him 2 days a week for lab work and doctor visits which require 4 to 8 hours when he needs transfusions.  In the next two months, possibly earlier, he will be admitted to Rady Children’s Hospital for an extended stay (4 to 6 weeks ) to undergo a bone marrow transplant.

My wife and I are both close to exhausting all of our leave time.  In addition, my wife will soon be on FMLA without pay to care for our youngest son who was born last June 15.

Unfortunately, I will not have enough leave hours to cover the time off when my son undergoes his bone marrow transplant.  I am humbly requesting any hours and support that you would be able to provide as my family deals with the challenges at hand.  If you are able to help, kindly contact your payroll specialist for the paperwork.  Thank you very much in advance for your kind support.

Sincerely,

Amor F. Figuracion


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!

TO DONATE:

  1. Please fill out the donation form

  2. Submit to your Payroll Specialist

FOR MORE INFO VISIT:

Risk Management Website

http://citynet.sannet.gov/hr/resourcestools/catastrophic.shtml

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.

Barbara