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Important Update from the Fresno State HR Team

COVID Leave Programs

1. Determine quarantine/isolation period OR dates absent from work for vaccine/booster or school or place of care closure:

 Please refer to the Fresno State Quarantine or Isolation Guidance for determining your period of quarantine/isolation. If you have questions, please call the COVID-19 Call Center at 559.278.0001.  

If you have already done this and are looking for retroactive COVID-19 leave, please continue to step two

2.Submit the SPSL Request form:

After determining your quarantine/isolation period OR dates of absence from work for vaccine/booster or school or place of care closure, if you are or were unable to telework, please submit your SPSL request using this link.  

Human Resources will then reach out to you and process a Request for COVID-19 SPSL form for signatures via Adobe Sign.  Human Resources will enter SPSL dates into Absence Management.

Human Resources Leave Coordinator:

Jacob Lieder, jacoblieder@csufresno.edu, 559-278-5014

 

Fresno state also provides an Employee Assistance Program. Find out more on the Fresno State EAP website.

Covid-19 Paid Leave 2020
Covid-19 Leaves 2020 Dates
CSU Covid Paid Administeative Leave (CPAL) March 23, 2020 - December 31st, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA) April 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
CSU Non-Telecommuniting Workers Leave (NTWL) May 1, 2020 - June 30 2020
Covid-19 Paid Leave 2021
Covid-19 Leaves 2021 Dates
Expanded Covid-19 Paid Related Leave (ECRL) January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

 

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)

SPSL provides a one-time allotment of paid administrative leave up to 80 hours for employees unable to work remotely due to qualifying reasons below.  Leave will be split into two parts based on qualifying reasons.

SPSL Eligibility
Employee Group Effective Dates
Non-represented Employees SPSL (MPPs, Confidentials, and Student Assistants)
Units 2,5,7, and 9 (CSUEU)
Unit 3 (CFA)
Unit 4 (APC)
Unit 8 (SUPA)
Unit 11(UAW)
January 1, 2022–December 31, 2022

Unit 1 (UAPD)

Unit 6 (Teamsters)

January 1, 2022–September 30, 2022

Retired Annuitants (including FERP)    

January 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Contact HR for more details

Work Study Student Employees      

Ineligible


SPSL can be used for the following reasons when employees are unable to work on site or telework

Up to 40 hours (5 days) of SPSL can be used for the following reasons when employees are unable to work on site or telework:

  1. Employee is subject to quarantine or isolation related to COVID-19, as defined by the State Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local health officer who has jurisdiction over the workplace
  2. Employee is advised by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19
  3. Employee is attending an appointment for themselves or a family member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or a vaccine booster (See limit on use of hours below.)
  4. Employee is experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member experiencing symptoms, related to a COVID19 vaccine or vaccine booster that prevents the employee from being able to work (See limit on use of hours below)
  5. Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis
  6. Employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guideline or who has been advised to isolate or quarantine by a health care provider due to concerns related to COVID-19
  7. Employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons relate to COVID-19 on the premises

Up to 40 hours (5 days) of additional SPSL can be used only for the following reason when employees are unable to work on site or telework:

        H. Employee, or a family member that is under their care, tests positive for COVID-19.

 

Vaccine or Vaccine Booster Time Limits: For each vaccination or vaccine booster, employees may use up to 3 days (24 hours) of SPSL unless the employee provides verification from a health care provider that they or their family member is continuing to experience symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster. The 3-day (24 hour) limitation applies to each vaccine or vaccine booster and includes the time used to get the vaccine or vaccine booster.

1. Determine quarantine/isolation period OR dates absent from work for vaccine/booster or school or place of care closure:

 Please refer to the Fresno State Quarantine or Isolation Guidance for determining your period of quarantine/isolation. If you have questions, please call the COVID-19 Call Center at 559.278.0001.  

2. Submit the SPSL Request form:

After determining your quarantine/isolation period OR dates of absence from work for vaccine/booster or school or place of care closure, if you are or were unable to telework, please submit your SPSL request using this link.  

Human Resources will then reach out to you and process a Request for COVID-19 SPSL form for signatures via Adobe Sign. Human Resources will enter SPSL dates into Absence Management.

Fresno state also provides an Employee Assistance Program. Find out more on the Fresno State EAP website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Confidential COVID-19 Leave Specialist at jacoblieder@csufresno.edu, or 559-278-5014.

 

 

 

Medical and Personal Leave Programs

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Substitution of Vacation for Unpaid Sick Leave

In cases where the employee has exhausted their available sick leave credits and is not on an approved CSU Family and Medical Leave (CSU FML), the appropriate Administrator cannot authorize the use of other available leave credits (e.g. vacation or CTO) in lieu of unpaid sick leave (dock). However, the Associate Vice President of Human Resources (President’s Designee) may authorize such requests.

 

Request for Substitution of Vacation for Unpaid Sick Leave