|(a) A sick leave pool program is established to help alleviate the hardship caused to an employee and the employee's family if a catastrophic illness or injury forces the employee to exhaust all accrued leave time and to lose compensation from the state. (b) The Commission's Executive Director shall designate a Sick Leave Pool Administrator to administer the sick leave pool program. (c) The Sick Leave Pool Administrator, with the advice and consent of the Executive Director, shall prescribe procedures for the operation of the sick leave pool program and include such procedures in the Commission's Human Resources Policy and Procedures Manual. (d) Employee donations to the sick leave pool are strictly voluntary and must be made in writing. (e) Procedures for the operation of the sick leave pool program shall be consistent with Texas Government Code, Chapter 661.