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Employee Leave Options

Employees in need of time off for COVID-related reasons may be eligible for 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave which within the system is known as Expanded COVID Related Leave (ECRL).

Effective March 29, 2021, (ECRL) for various COVID-related absences is available for eligible employees in addition to paid time off benefits employees receive by law or policy, e.g., non-COVID paid sick leave or vacation. The new law applies retroactively to January 1, 2021. Here is a summary of key provisions.

Hours:

80 or 128 hours (depending on your bargaining unit) for full time and prorated for less than full time.

Eligibility:

All employees (except rehired annuitants and in part for work study students)

Reasons for Leave Usage:

  • Employee is subject to a quarantine order from the appropriate agency.
  • Employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • The covered employee is attending an appointment to receive a vaccine for protection against contracting COVID-19.
  • The covered employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework.
  • The covered employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • The covered employee is caring for a family member, as defined, who is subject to a COVID-19 quarantine or isolation period or has been advised by a healthcare provided to quarantine due to COVID-19.
  • The covered employee is caring for a child, as defined, whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.

Request ECRL Leave:

Additionally, employees may contact the Benefits’ Employee Leaves unit in the Human Resources Services Center (leaves-workcomp@csuchico.edu) to discuss available leave options. Faculty with questions pertaining to the Voluntary Reduction of Time Base program should contact the Office of Academic Personnel (academicpersonnel@csuchico.edu).