Benefits

Expanded COVID-19 Related Leave

On March 19, 2021, the Governor signed Senate Bill 95, known as 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, which directs certain employers to provide 80 hours of paid sick leave for qualifying employees who are unable to work or telework for qualifying reasons calculated at their normal rate of pay not to exceed $511 per day or $5,110 in total. The CSU has expanded the policy interpretation of SB 95, known as Expanded COVID Related Leave (ECRL), that provides UAPD (Unit 1), CSUEU (Units 2, 5, 7, 9), APC (Unit 4), SUPA (Unit 8), UAW (Unit 11), and some non-represented (MPP, Confidential, Student Assistants) eligible employees up to 128 hours (16 days) of ECRL and Teamsters (Unit 6) with up to 256 hours (32 days) of ECRL, all based on the employees regular rate of pay without a cap.
ECRL can be used for the following reasons when employees are unable to work on site or telework:
 
  • Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by federal, state, or local orders or guidelines.
  • Employee is advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • Employee is attending an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • Employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guideline or who has been advised to self-quarantine by a health care provider due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • Employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises
 ECRL may be used retroactively from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, in full day increments for exempt employees and hour for hour for non-exempt employees. Requests for ECRL, including retroactive requests, should be submitted using the ECRL Request Form via the DocuSign portal found on the Benefits website. Self-certification will be sufficient in most cases, but documentation may be required to validate the request.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by federal, state, or local orders or guidelines.
  • Employee is advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • Employee is attending an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • Employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guideline or who has been advised to self-quarantine by a health care provider due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • Employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises

Yes, use the ECRL Request for Leave or Retro Hours Return form located on the Leaves Page.

 No, Only upon request from Benefits Department or from Employee Labor Relations. 

  • Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by federal, state, or local orders or guidelines.
  • Employee is advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • Employee is attending an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • Employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guideline or who has been advised to self-quarantine by a health care provider due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • Employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises