COVID-19 Related Leave and Pay Programs
Below is information on the CSU temporary leave and pay programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.
Non-Telecommuting Workers Leave - NTWL
NTWL – May 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020
CSU Chancellor White has granted non-telecommuting workers additional paid leave (NTWL) of up to 304 hours for benefits eligible employees who have exhausted CPAL. This additional paid leave is only available to employees who cannot work remotely based on their duties and who have exhausted all available CPAL. This leave is subject to management approval and expires on June 30, 2020 or sooner if the employee is scheduled to return to work on site. Employees, please work with your manager/appropriate administrator to request and report NTWL. Managers/appropriate administrators, please contact Human Resources with questions.
CSU Paid Administrative Leave - CPAL
CPAL – March 23, 2020 through December 31, 2020
CSU Chancellor White has granted up to 256 hours of paid administrative leave (CPAL) to eligible employees for whom telecommuting is not operationally feasible and are unable to work for qualifying COVID-19 related reasons. Employees should work with their manager/appropriate administrator to request CPAL. Managers/appropriate administrators, please contact Human Resources with questions.
Temporary Leave Program - TLP
TLP – Effective March 16, 2020 until further notice
Per Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, and Chancellor White’s Directive, CSU employees who are 65 years and older, and/or medically vulnerable due to a chronic medical condition, shall not come to campus and shall telecommute. Employees for whom telecommuting is not operationally feasible will continue to receive pay through the temporary leave program (TLP). Employees shall provide documentation to HR upon request. This temporary paid leave is separate from CPAL, NTWL and FFCRA.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - FFCRA
FFCRA – Effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
In addition to the CSU temporary paid leave programs above, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides eligible employees up to 80 hours of paid sick leave when an employee is unable to work (or telework) due to qualifying COVID-19 related health reasons. These hours may also be used to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for COVID-19 related reasons.
The FFCRA also provides up to twelve (12) weeks of expanded family and medical leave (FML), of which ten (10) weeks are paid, when an employee is unable to work (or telework) due to caring for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for COVID-19 related reasons. The FFCRA provides up to 2/3 pay for these 10 weeks; however, Chancellor White has granted full-pay for FFCRA FML. CPAL will normally be exhausted prior to requesting FFCRA. Employees, please contact HR regarding FFCRA requests. FFCRA Employee Rights Flyer