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TO:     Campus Community

 FR:     Cindy Doherty, Director, Academic Personnel, Lisa Romero, Interim Director, Human Resources

RE:    Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 relief available to UC employees for 2021


In recognition of the many challenges UC employees continue to face, the University has decided to offer all University employees, including exclusively represented employees, a new 2021 allotment of Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL).

 For full details, including new reasons for EPSL, please see: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/03/emergency-paid-sick-leave-for-covid-19-relief-available-to-uc-employees-for-2021.html

 Staff and non-instructional academic employees may request EPSL by speaking to their supervisor or by submitting a completed 2021 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. EPSL is available March 29, 2021, through September 30, 2021.  

 Employees are encouraged to communicate their questions directly to their supervisor. 

 Questions regarding staff usage of EPSL should be submitted by supervisors via HR ServiceNow  => Employee & Labor Relations => Department Advisory Services. Supervisors may wish to review the HR COVID-19 guidance webpage for more information: https://www.hr.ucsb.edu/guidance-ucsb-staff-and-supervisors-during-covid-19-impacts

 Questions regarding academic appointee usage of EPSL should be submitted to:  AP-Leave@ucsb.edu or the appropriate analyst in the Academic Personnel Office.

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