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Accrued sick hours may help with closed child care centers, remote school learning

A new policy effective Sept. 1 through Dec. 31 allows employees to use up to 80 hours of their accrued sick time to care for children who are:

  • Learning remotely or in a hybrid model because the school district requires it.
  • Attending a school or child care provider closed due to COVID-19.
  • Home from school or child care due to a medical need in their household related to COVID-19.

This leave option appears in Workday as Sick Time Off — School/Child Care. As a reminder, other options available to parents could include COVID-19 Family and Medical Leave Act and COVID-19 Sick Time Off — Family (both also through Dec. 31), vacation or unpaid time off. More information is available on university human resources’ COVID-19 website (see “time off and leave”).

October 5, 2020 11:20 am