TO:         Campus Community

FR:         Cynthia Señeriz, Director, Human Resources

RE:         New Updates for COVID-19 Related Leaves for Staff Employees

The Office of the President has recently clarified previously issued guidance pertaining to COVID-19 related leaves.  The revised guidance allows non-exempt staff employees to utilize the Paid Administrative Leave (PAL) in less than full day increments.  In addition, Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) may now be taken in blocks, rather than limited to a two-week block.  The updated guidance is posted at COVID-19 Related Leaves and Job Protections Guidance for Policy-Covered and Represented Staff Employees, reissued May 4, 2020

Additional resources concerning COVID-19 Leaves for staff employees:

Questions concerning academic appointee usage of PAL, ESPL, and EFML should be submitted to: or the appropriate analyst in the Academic Personnel office