Safety and Emergency Information

Two New Paid Leave Options for Eligible Employees

Date: 4/30/2020
From: Division of Administrative Affairs
Subject: Two New Paid Leave Options for Eligible Employees

Dear faculty and staff,

I am sharing two new paid leave options for eligible employees through the U.S. federal government and the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

  1. Effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides eligible employees the following benefits under specific conditions related to COVID-19, if they are unable to work or unable to work remotely:

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

  • Up to two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave when the employee is unable to work or remote work because the employee is quarantined or has a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order, or advice of a health care provider), experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis, and/or to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

  • Up to an additional 12 weeks of expanded family and medical leave by adding a new reason to qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act of which 10 weeks are paid and when an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work or work remotely due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or childcare provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
  1. Effective May 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020*, the CSU’s Non-Telecommuting Workers Leave (NTWL) provides eligible employees the following benefits under specific conditions related to COVID-19, if they are unable to work on campus and unable to work remotely.
  • Up to 304 hours for eligible employees who are not assigned to work on site, who cannot work remotely based on their job duties, and who have exhausted the hours available to them under COVID-19 Temporary Paid Administrative Leave (CPAL).

*Please note, the NTWL may end earlier if the employee is permitted to return to work on a regular basis prior to June 30, 2020.

To assist staff and faculty with understanding all the paid leave programs, please review the COVID-19 Related Paid Leave Programs informational grid.  
Auxiliary staff not employed by the state, which includes the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation and Associated Students, Inc. should contact their respective employers for guidance on FFCRA implementation.
We will communicate additional relevant details to managers as needed. Thank you for all you do in support of Cal Poly Pomona’s mission.

Danielle Manning
Vice President for Administration, Finance, and Strategic Development and CFO