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Pay and leave information

Pay and leave categories during remote operations

Pay and leave information is provided below for each employee type. The information related to leaves is based on current guidance from the United States Department of Labor and Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which may be subject to change.

Beginning April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, employees may be eligible for additional paid leave under two provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) enacted in response to COVID-19:

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (E-PSL), which provides up to 80 hours of paid emergency sick leave to eligible employees who are unable to work or telework; and
  • Emergency Family and Medical Leave (E-FMLA), which extends Family Medical Leave to eligible employees who are unable to work or telework due to the need to provide childcare because of school or daycare closure due to a public health emergency.

Learn more about the leave options referenced below:

Employees requesting leave under one of the categories below need to submit a Request for Leave due to COVID-19 form.

Casual and Student Employees

Casual and student employees who are authorized and able to telework will receive their regular pay for that work.

Casual and student employees who would have been scheduled to work during the period of remote operations, but are either not authorized or not able to telework, may, depending on the reason for the inability to work and other eligibility requirements, be able to obtain paid sick leave as follows:

  • March 23 through March 31, 2020:
    • OR Sick
  • April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021:
    • E-PSL. Other accrued paid leave may be used for wages not covered by E-PSL.
    • E-FMLA/OFLA
    • OR Sick
Federal Work Study employees

Work Study employees who are authorized and able to telework will receive their regular pay for that work.

Work Study employees scheduled to work during the period of remote operations, but are either not authorized or not able to telework, may, depending on the reason for the inability to work and other eligibility requirements, be able to obtain paid sick leave as follows (contact the Financial Aid Office with any additional questions):

  • March 23 through March 31, 2020:
    • OR Sick
  • April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021:
    • E-PSL. Other accrued paid leave may be used for wages not covered by E-PSL.
    • E-FMLA/OFLA
    • OR Sick
Part-time faculty

Part-time faculty scheduled to work spring term through remote operations/online instruction will receive their regular pay for that work.

Part-time faculty who would have been scheduled to work spring term but are unable to do so through remote operations/online instruction may, depending on the reason for the inability to work and other eligibility requirements, be able to obtain paid sick leave as follows:

  • March 23 through March 31, 2020:
    • OR Sick, or other accrued sick leave.
  • April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021:
    • E-PSL. Other accrued paid leave may be used for wages not covered by E-PSL.
    • E-FMLA/OFLA
    • OR Sick, or other accrued sick leave.
Full-time faculty

Full-time faculty scheduled to work spring term through remote operations/online instruction (or another alternate work assignment) will receive their regular pay for that work.

Full-time faculty who are scheduled but are not able to telework due to sickness, a covered COVID-related absence, or to provide childcare due to a school or daycare closure due to a public health declaration may, depending on the reason for the inability to work and other eligibility requirements, be able to obtain paid sick leave as follows:

  • March 23 through March 31, 2020:
    • OR Sick, or other accrued sick leave.
  • April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021:
    • E-PSL. Other accrued paid leave may be used for wages not covered by E-PSL.
    • E-FMLA/OFLA
    • OR Sick, or other accrued sick leave.
Classified employees

Classified employees who are authorized and able to telework will receive their regular pay for that work.

Classified employees who would have been scheduled to work during the period of remote operations, but are either not authorized or not able to telework, are eligible for closure pay.

Classified employees who would have been scheduled to work during the period of remote operations, but are not able to telework due to sickness, a covered COVID-related absence or to provide childcare due to a school or daycare closure due to a public health declaration may, depending on the reason for the inability to work and other eligibility requirements, be able to obtain paid sick leave as follows:

  • March 23 through March 31, 2020:
    • OR Sick, or other accrued leave.
  • April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021:
    • E-PSL. Other accrued paid leave may be used for wages not covered by E-PSL.
    • E-FMLA/OFLA
    • OR Sick, or other accrued leave.
Academic professional, confidential, management, and executive employees

Academic professional, confidential, management, and executive employees who are authorized and able to telework will receive their regular pay for that work.

Employees who would have been scheduled to work during the period of remote operations, but are not able to telework due to sickness, a covered COVID-related absence or to provide childcare due to a school or daycare closure due to a public health declaration may, depending on the reason for the inability to work and other eligibility requirements, be able to obtain paid sick leave as follows:

  • March 23 through March 31, 2020:
    • OR Sick, or other accrued leave.
  • April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021:
    • E-PSL. Other accrued paid leave may be used for wages not covered by E-PSL.
    • E-FMLA/OFLA
    • OR Sick, or other accrued leave.