Temporary approval to use accrued sick leave for child care reasons due to COVID-19

March 4, 2021
Human Resources
March 4, 2021

Colleagues, this communication is to provide an immediate update on information that may impact supervisors, managers, staff employees and you. 

  • Sick Leave for Child Care Reasons due to COVID-19 – Extended through 06/30/2021

    • On Monday, March 1, President Drake has temporarily approved extending the time for expanding the reasons for which policy-covered staff employees may use accrued sick leave under the Absence from Work Policy. 
    • Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, policy-covered staff employees may use all of their accrued sick leave if they are unable to work or telework because they are caring for their child while their child is not physically present at their school or place of care (or with their child care provider) due to COVID-19 precautions. With the President’s approval in effect, granting the use of accrued sick leave for these purposes will not be considered an exception to the AFW policy. 
    • Subject to collective bargaining, a similar expansion of the use of sick leave is available to represented staff employees who have accrued sick leave.