We are committed to providing our employees with up to date information, which we anticipate will continue to evolve. Paid COVID-19 leave hours may be utilized through June 30, 2021. COVID-19 leave is intended for use when employees have experienced family or personal changes caused by the pandemic or when there is reduced work.

The chart below represents the current paid leave related to COVID-19 related circumstances.

  Academic Faculty Tenure/Tenure Track Academic Faculty Fixed-Term Professional Faculty SEIU Classified Graduate Assistants Student Employees
Use First* 80 hours of paid COVID-19 Leave 80 hours of paid COVID-19 Leave 80 hours of paid COVID-19 Leave 80 hours of paid COVID-19 Leave 80 hours of paid COVID-19 Leave 80 hours of paid COVID-19 Leave
Use Second Accrued Sick Leave and Vacation Leave (when applicable) Accrued Sick Leave and Vacation Leave (when applicable) Accrued Sick Leave and Vacation Leave (when applicable) Accrued Sick Leave, Personal, and Vacation Leave (when applicable) Accrued Sick Leave Accrued Oregon Sick Leave
Use Third Unearned Sick Leave Advance (as per policy with leniency around the application) Unearned Sick Leave Advance (as per policy with leniency around the application) Unearned Sick Leave Advance (as per policy with leniency around the application) Hardship Leave Donation program (per the collective bargaining agreement) Leave Donation program (per the collective bargaining agreement)  

*prorated to FTE

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created Public Health Emergency Leave which works within the existing Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) framework to provide protected leave for eligible employees if they are unable to work because they need to take care of a child under the age of 18 when their school was closed due to coronavirus or they are unavailable due to a coronavirus emergency as declared by a Federal, State, or local authority.

There is also an expansion to the Oregon Family Leave Act OFLA by BOLI (BLI 4-2020) that adds OFLA coverage for Oregonians caring for children whose school or place of care is closed in response to the statewide public health emergency declared in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. More information on the FMLA & OFLA Expansions for COVID-19 can be found here.