State employees are eligible to take paid family and personal leave for absences due to a short-term incident, illness, death of a family member, or other personal need (VA Stat. Sec. 51.1-1107). State employees receive family and personal leave based on the number of months of state service as follows: Employees with less than 120 months of state service receive 32 hours of paid leave per year; employees with 120 or more months of state service receive 40 hours of paid leave per year. Unused balances of family and personal leave are not carried forward from year to year.
Employees must give reasonable prior notice to an immediate supervisor. The requested leave may materially impede the ability of the employing agency to perform a critical function due to emergency or exigent circumstances (VA Stat. Sec. 51.1-1108).
State employees are allowed up to 30 days of paid leave in any calendar year, in addition to any other paid leave, to serve as bone marrow or organ donors (VA Stat. Sec. 2.2-2821.1).