Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL21) - Timeline to use EPSL21 has been extended

October 28, 2021

In recognition of the many challenges UC employees continue to face in connection with the disruptions and difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has decided to offer University employees, including exclusively represented employees, additional time to use any remaining hours from their 2021 allotment of Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL21). The University’s 2021 EPSL expired on September 30, 2021, but eligible employees can use any remaining EPSL 21 hours between October 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

The University’s Extended EPSL21 is available to all employees hired on or before September 30, 2021, who did not exhaust their 2021 EPSL entitlement.

An employee may request Extended EPSL by speaking to their supervisor or by submitting a completed Extended EPSL Request Form to their supervisor.

If an employee has a block Extended EPSL leave in progress on June 30, 2022, the employee will be allowed to finish that block leave using any remaining entitlement.

For questions, please visit the COVID-19 FAQs webpage