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