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Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 relief extended to December 31, 2022

In recognition of the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, UC provided Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) in 2021 and again in 2022. The University provided up to 80 hours of 2022 EPSL for full-time UC employees and the two-week equivalent for part-time employees (capped at 80 hours). The University is extending the time to use any remaining 2022 EPSL or 2021 EPSL entitlement from September 30, 2022, to December 31, 2022. There is no increase in allotment of EPSL.

Requesting 2022 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (2022 EPSL)

An employee may request 2022 EPSL orally or in writing by submitting a completed 2022 EPSL Request Form to their supervisor. Completed forms should be routed to Esmeralda Martinez from the Academic Personnel Office: emartinez35@ucmerced.edu.

Eligibility for EPSL

All UC employees are eligible for 2022 EPSL if the University has work for the employee and one or more of the six qualifying reasons prevents the employee from being able to perform that work.

2021 EPSL Entitlement

  • Employees hired on or before September 30, 2021, who did not exhaust their 2021 EPSL entitlement are also eligible to (1) use any remaining 2021 EPSL entitlement during the 2022 EPSL period if one or more of the six qualifying reasons apply; and (2) retroactively use any remaining 2021 EPSL entitlement if they took an eligible leave between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2021 for one or more of the 2021 EPSL qualifying reasons. 
  • Employees must submit requests for retroactive use of 2021 EPSL by December 6, 2022.  See the Request Form for Retroactive Use of 2021 EPSL for additional details.

Resources

Campus Website for COVID-19

COVID-19 Related Leaves Programs Powerpoint Presentation 4.14.2021

Questions

Please contact Esmeralda Martinez from the Academic Personnel Office: emartinez35@ucmerced.edu for questions regarding:

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave (2022 EPSL)  - aviaible effective February 19, 2022 through September 30, 2022

  • Third Year Stop the Clock Request (Requires Office of the President approval)

  • COVID Stop the Clock- AY 21-22 Requests due by June 30, 2022

Please contact the Academic Personnel Office: academicpersonnel@ucmerced.edu for all other general COVID-19 related questions.