Effective March 11, all staff have been assigned two weeks (10 working days) of paid sick leave above and beyond accumulated time, up to the policy threshold of 120 total days. This pertains to all part-time (pro-rated) and full-time staff, as well as temporary employees.
Effective April 13, the University is offering the opportunity for employees to make a one-time donation to or request additional sick time from a Temporary Voluntary Sick Day Bank. If you have any questions, please contact HR Shared Services by submitting a request via the online OHR web form. Please review the Temporary Voluntary Sick Day Bank Policy and Procedure for detailed guidelines and protocol regarding the Temporary Voluntary Sick Day Bank.
Effective April 13, the Benefits Department is allowing the termination of Health Care, Dependent Care, Parking, and Mass Transit Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) due to closures caused by COVID-19. Learn more about how to terminate FSA and how termination circumstance may take effect.
Effective April 13, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is temporarily lifting the cap on vacation accruals. Retroactive to April 1, 2020, the vacation accrual cap is lifted for all non-represented staff. Eligible staff may accrue vacation time at standard rates beyond the cap until November 30, 2020.
The Office of Human Resources is implementing a temporary voluntary effort reduction program to provide further flexibility for our staff during this emergency period. The voluntary effort reduction program allows employees to voluntarily reduce their effort effective May 3, 2020, until further notice. Through this program, employees have the option to request a reduction in working hours with a corresponding reduction in salary for family care or other personal or family needs. Eligible employees include all full-time exempt and non-exempt staff, except for staff covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
If you have any questions about any of these updates, please contact OHR by submitting a request via the online OHR web form.