TO:       Campus Community

FR:       June Betancourt, Director, Academic Personnel and Lisa Romero - Interim Director, Human Resources

RE:       Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 relief extended to Dec. 31, 2022


In recognition of the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, UC provided Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) in 2021 and again in 2022. The University provided up to 80 hours of 2022 EPSL for full-time UC employees and the two-week equivalent for part-time employees (capped at 80 hours). The University is extending the time to use any remaining 2022 EPSL or 2021 EPSL entitlement from September 30, 2022, to December 31, 2022. There is no increase in allotment of EPSL.


Please refer to the UCnet article for the full details


Staff and non-instructional academic employees may request EPSL by speaking to their supervisor or by submitting a completed EPSL Request Form to their supervisor. Senate Faculty and Lecturers must submit their request to use EPSL via the leave module on the Academic Personnel website.


Questions regarding staff usage of EPSL should be submitted by supervisors via HR ServiceNow  => Employee & Labor Relations => Department Advisory Services.

Questions regarding academic appointee usage of EPSL should be submitted to: or the appropriate analyst in the Academic Personnel Office.

Questions regarding Kronos should be submitted via IT ServiceNow => Enterprise Business Applications => Kronos Timekeeping