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Coronavirus update: Expanded Leave Policies and Important FAQs

The University of California continues to respond to the fast-moving developments surrounding COVID-19. Already, most of our locations across the state have curtailed academic and operational activity and, following the guidance of the Governor, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC, we continue to take steps to best protect our students, faculty, staff and communities.

President Napolitano issued updated guidance outlining expanded paid administrative leave to address the extraordinary demands placed on UC employees due to impacts related to COVID-19 on themselves and their family members. The executive order makes all employees eligible to receive a one-time allotment of up to 128 hours of paid administrative leave to be used no later than December 31, 2020 based on certain conditions.

The paid administrative leave hours may be used by UC employees who are unable to work due to COVID-19, including:   

  • When an employee is unable to work due to the employee’s own COVID-19-related illness or that of a family member;
  • When an employee is unable to work because the employee has been directed not to come to the worksite for COVID-19-related reasons and/or the work site has implemented a COVID-19-related remote-work program or is under a shelter in place order and it is not operationally feasible for the employee to work remotely;
  • When an employee is unable to work because a COVID-19-related school or daycare closure requires the employee to be at home with a child or dependent, and it is not operationally feasible for the employee to work remotely or in conjunction with the childcare commitment.

Frequently Asked Questions

In an effort to clarify the expanded UC Leave Policies, as well as provide information on remote working, Campus Human Resources Employee & Labor Relations have developed Frequently Asked Questions to help staff members navigate resources that are available. And as the University continues to encourage a reduction in campus population density, it is more important than ever for employees to know that we will continue to provide guidance on work-related policies and any further impacts COVID-19 may have on UCLA operations.

UCLA Campus Guidance for Managers and Supervisors

UCLA has issued Campus Guidance for managers and supervisors regarding the usage of paid administrative leave in relation to COVID-19. If campus departments have any questions regarding the Executive Order or UCLA Campus Guidelines, contact your Campus Human Resources Employee Relations Consultant. Employee & Labor Relations may be reached at (310) 794-0860. For departments within the purview of UCLA Health, please contact Health Human Resources at (310) 794-0500.

Related Information

Executive Order Regarding Paid Administrative Leave

Executive Order Regarding Paid Administrative Leave (Spanish)

Frequently Asked Questions

UCLA Campus Guidance for Managers & Supervisors

UC Leave Obligations Under FFCRA