COVID-19 Related EFML for Staff Employees
COVID Related Leave and Job Protection Guidance
Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFML):
You are unable to work due to a school or place of care closing due to COVID-19 precautions. More information:
- Up to 12 workweeks
- The first two workweeks of expanded family and medical leave are unpaid, but employees may elect to use emergency paid sick leave, their existing paid accruals, or UC’s expanded paid administrative leave during this time.
- After the first two workweeks have elapsed, the employee will receive up to 10 workweeks of paid expanded family and medical leave for the hours they would have been scheduled to work.
- Health care workers and emergency responders are not eligible to take expanded family and medical leave. All other employees are eligible if they have been on the University’s payroll for the 30 calendar days immediately prior to the day that their leave would begin.
Employees are encouraged to communicate their need for leave that is directly related to school or place of care closure to their supervisor.
The supervisor submits this form as part of a leave request in ServiceNow.
Human Resources Services > Leave Administration >
EFML Department Request
Human Resources Services > Leave Administration > EFML Questions
|Type of Leave||When to request this leave?|
Leave is needed for your OWN health condition.
To care for a family member with a serious health condition
Parental Leave/ Baby bonding for the birth/ placement/ adoption of a child
Military related Leave
Bereavement/ Death of a Family Member
Other non-medical leaves
|Leave is needed due to pregnancy-related incapacity, prenatal care and/or birth.|
|You are unable to work becauses you are caring for your child/ren whose school or place of care has closed due to COVID -19 precautions.|
Absence from work creates a catastrophic financial situation and donated vacation hours are requested.
|Leave is needed due to a work-related injury. Please contact Workers’ Compensation|
Please note: To request vacation please contact your supervisor/department representative responsible for coordinating vacation requests.
Requesting a Leave of Absence
When you click the link (above) to request leave you will be redirected to the HR ServiceNow portal. To help us provide you with effective and timely customer service, please login to the secure portal using your UCSBNetID and password.
If you do not know your UCSBNetID and/or password, or are unable to login, please contact the ETSC service center at: http://etsc.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-5000.
Leaves for Academic titles are administered through Academic Personnel: https://ap.ucsb.edu
The leave of absence information described here is NOT applicable to a work-related injury. When a leave of absence is needed because of a work-related injury, please contact Workers’ Compensation.