COVID-19 Info for Student Employees
COVID-19 Supplement Paid Sick Leave (SPSL 2022)
On February 9, 2022, the Senate Bill (SB) 114 was passed for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and in the effort to support the workforce, the CSU Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) program has been approved for non-represented employees who are unable to work on site or telework due to COVID-19 related reasons. The program will provide up to 80 hours (10 days) of supplemental paid sick leave, pro-rated based upon FTE, for all currently active non-represented employees from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.
Represented employees will be offered the same program upon reaching agreement with
the unions through the meet and confer process.
Non-represented employees who are unable to work onsite or telework due to COVID-19
Qualifying Reasons for Leave
Up to 40 hours (5 days) of SPSL can be used for the following reasons when employees are unable to work on site or telework:
- Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation related to COVID-19, as defined by the State Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local health officer who has jurisdiction over the workplace.
- Employee is advised by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
- Employee is attending an appointment for themselves or a family member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or a vaccine booster.
- Employee is experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member experiencing symptoms, related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster that prevents the employee from being able to work. (see note below about vaccine and vaccine booster time limits)
- Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
- Employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guideline or who has been advised to isolate or quarantine by a health care provider due to concerns related to COVID-19.
- Employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.
Up to 40 hours (5 days) of additional SPSL can be used only for the following reason when employees are unable to work on site or telework:
- Employee, or a family member that is under their care, tests positive for COVID-19. Usage of the leave must be supported by a positive COVID test. Testing is made available on or by the campus.
Vaccine or Vaccine Booster Time Limits
For each vaccination or vaccine booster, employees may use up to 3 days (24 hours) of SPSL unless the employee provides verification from a health care provider that they or their family member is continuing to experience symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster. The 3-day (24-hour) limitation applies to each vaccine or vaccine booster and includes the time used to get the vaccine or vaccine booster.
Request Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (link to request form is being finalized)
SPSL is effective immediately and retroactive to January 1, 2021. Campuses are not required to proactively process retroactive corrections for employees who may have used their own leave balances or were docked pay for reasons that qualify for SPSL after January 1, 2021. The campus requires an employee requesting a retroactive correction to submit a Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Request form (forthcoming).