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COVID-19 Guidance for Academics

 

Guidance for Faculty

Faculty Announcements

UC Merced Interim COVID-Related Dependent Care Modified Duties

Personnel Exception to APM-710 sick leave and paid medical leave for COVID-19

Leave Guidance

COVID-19 Information & Resources for Academic Employees & Supervisors

Guidance Documents from UCOP

Communications from the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

COVID-19 Forms

Resources:

Summary of COVID-19 Related Paid Leaves

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

FFCRA Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL)

FFCRA Expanded Family & Medical Leave (EFML)

FFCRA Poster

COVID- Related Leaves Programs Powerpoint 10.15.2020

UC Expanded Paid Administrative Leave (EPAL) for Academic Employees

Effective immediately, all academic appointees, policy-covered and represented employees are eligible to receive up to 16 working days or 128 hours (prorated for FTE of less than 100%) of paid administrative leave in order to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On November 12, 2020, President Drake issued an amended executive order whereby eligible employees would be able to use their “one-time allotment of up to 128 hours of paid administrative leave,” by June 30, 2021.

Paid Administrative Leave may be taken ONLY when at least one of the following circumstances is met:

  1. When an employee is unable to work due to the employee’s own COVID-19-related illness or that of a family member; or
  2. When an employee is unable to work because the employee has been directed not to come to the worksite for COVID-19-related reasons and/or the worksite has implemented a COVID-19-related remote-work program or is under a shelter in place order and it is not operationally feasible for the employee to work remotely; or
  3. When an employee is unable to work because a COVID-19-related school or daycare closure requires the employee to be at home with a child or dependent, and it is not operationally feasible for the employee to work remotely or in conjunction with the childcare commitment.

Requesting Expanded Paid Administrative Leave (EPAL)

  • Use of Paid Administrative Leave is at the request of the appointee in consultation with the supervisor.

    • For additional information regarding (EPAL), please reference the Academic Employee Leave section from the Payroll Services website.

Questions

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

  • Request (EPAL) Paid Administrative Leave for Academic Appointees 

  • Request EPSL and EFML

  • Cancel Sabbatical due to COVID-19

  • Request a Stop the Clock due to COVID-19

  • Interim COVID-Related Dependent Care Modified Duties

  • Paid Medical Leave (APM 710) for Childcare

Guidance for New Hires/Recruitments

Guidance from VPF Re: Current Recruiting Efforts

Campus Resources

Campus Website for Covid-19

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