H.E.L.P. Health Emergency Leave Program

SAEA’s Health Emergency Leave Program (H.E.L.P.) allows SAUSD certificated personnel to request additional days of leave due to a potentially fatal medical emergency. A maximum of 180 days may be granted in a member’s lifetime; and a maximum of three requests shall be considered.

Benefit Qualifications

  • Employee must work a minimum of 60% contract
  • Employee must sign up and donate three sick days to H.E.L.P.
  • Days must be deducted and verified by the SAUSD Payroll Department
  • Employee must be out of a regular work for more than fifteen consecutive work days
  • Employee must have used all of their accrued sick days
  • Employee must have used 100 days of differential pay
  • Employee must provide written diagnosis from a licensed medical doctor
  • Employees with pre-existing conditions may not qualify

What Ailments Qualify For H.E.L.P.

  • Life–threatening; grave potentially fatal illness
  • Severe, debilitating complications resulting from surgery
  • Psychiatric illness resulting in long-term hospitalization

More Information

  • Email the HELP Committee
  • Contact your Site Representative
  • Call SAEA at 714-542-6758
  • Not sure if you’ve already enrolled? Email us!