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Leaves and Salary Continuation Resources

Below provides a summary of the current COVID-19 related paid leave programs available to employees. Employees continuing to need time off for COVID-19 related issues, should contact their campus Human Resources Office. Employees may also be eligible to use sick leave and/or vacation balances or request an unpaid leave of absence.

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SB 95) (available to all employees)

On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 95, which creates a new COVID-19 paid leave benefit for CSU employees. The new supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) can be used for various COVID-related absences when the employee is unable to work or telework.  SB 95 provides up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for full time employees, prorated for less than full time employees and applies retroactively to January 1, 2021, and is effective through September 30, 2021. Below lists the reasons for leave usage.

Reasons for leave usage: 

  • ​Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by federal, state, or local orders or guidelines.
  • Employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • The covered employee is attending an appointment to receive a vaccine for protection against contracting COVID-19.
  • The covered employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework.
  • The covered employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.

  • The covered employee is caring for a family member who is subject to an order or guidelines or who has been advised to self-quarantine.
  • The covered employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.

SPSL Notice

Expanded COVID-19 Related Leave - Unit 6 Teamsters Only

Employees represented by Teamsters (Unit 6) are eligible to participate in Expanded COVID-19 Related Leave (ECRL). Under ECRL, up to 256 hours is available to eligible employees when unable to work remotely. ECRL is effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.