|DHRM Policy 4.17 – Emergency Disaster Leave||http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hrpolicy/web/pol4_17.html|
Employees with specific, needed skills may receive up to 80 hours of paid leave annually to give requested assistance in officially-declared disaster areas, typically in cases of large-scale flood, fire, ice storm or a similarly destructive natural event. To qualify for this leave, the services provided must not be within the regular job duties of the called employees. In addition, employees who are the victims of major disastrous events, such as destruction of their primary residence, are sometimes eligible for paid leave under this policy. Employees called to provide emergency service through active duty in the military or National Guard are covered by the Military Leave Policy 4.50.