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.
The temporary paid leave programs below expire on 12/31/2020 as initially indicated. Employees who have a medical condition/disability that puts them at increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 must contact HR regarding requests for reasonable accommodation including, but not limited to, telework or use of their own leave credits.
Employees who have COVID-19 related family care needs are encouraged to work with their appropriate administrator to explore flexible work schedules, telework, use of their own leave credits as appropriate, and/or a voluntary timebase reduction. Please contact HR with any questions or to discuss options that may be available to you.
CSU Paid Administrative Leave - CPAL [Expired 12/31/2020]
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.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - FFCRA [Expired 12/31/2020]
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