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COVID-19 Guidance for Academics

Guidance for Academics

Instructional Modalities and Accommodations for Fall 2022

Quick Guide to COVID Protocols for Instructors and TAs

Guidance for Faculty

Faculty Announcements

Recommendations from Senate/Admin Task Force

Leave Guidance

Guidance Documents from UCOP

COVID-19 Forms

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.

  • Effective February 19, 2022 through September 30, 2022, the University is providing up to 80 hours of 2022 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (2022 EPSL) for full-time employees and the two-week equivalent for part-time employees. The University will permit employees to use 2022 EPSL retroactively to January 1, 2022. In addition, 2022 EPSL also provides eligible employees until September 30, 2022 to use any remaining hours from their 2021 EPSL entitlement.

  • 2022 EPSL provides employees with additional leave, and it provides eligible employees with additional time to use any remaining hours from their 2021 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (2021 EPSL) entitlement.

    • Under 2021 EPSL, full-time employees could take up to 80 hours of paid leave, while those who are part-time could take up to the two-week equivalent.

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.