Phone: (530) 938-5317
Fax: (530) 938-5380
A variety of employee resources reagarding information on employee leaves, options to access assistance for medical, mental health concerns or stress reduction, tips for working remotely, and unemployment are provided.
Effective March 19 - March 31, 2020: Regular Leave
Effective April 1, 2020 - Decembew 31, 2020: Families First Corona Virus Response Act Leaves
On March 18, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to reduce the impact of the virus on American families, the U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) and President Trump signed the bill into law a few hours later.
The FFCRA's paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.
The FFCRA includes provisions for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Emergency Family and Medical Leave to employees for certain coronavirus-related or COVID-19-related reasons. The leaves associated with the Act are not retroactive before the April 1 effective date.
Employee Leave Form - Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) for COVID-19 Related Reasons:
All COS employees, regardless of length of employment, are entitled to up to 80 hours (two weeks) of Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) for full-time employees (and a prorated amount for part-time employees) only if they are unable to work or work remotely for the following qualifying reasons:
An employee using EPSL for qualifying reasons 1-3 will be paid at the employee’s regular rate of pay up to $511 per day and $5,110.
All COS employees, regardless of length of employment, are entitled to EPSL only if they are unable to work or work remotely for the following qualifying reasons:
An employee using EPSL for qualifying reasons 4 and 6 will be paid at two-thirds the employee's regular rate of pay up to $200 daily and $2,000 total.
Employee Leave Form – Expanded Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (EEFMLA)
Request for COVID-19 Expanded Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (EEFMLA)
This leave expands reasons an employee can use regular FMLA leave. Any employee who has been employed with the College for a minimum of 30 days is eligible for the EEFMLA leave.
Use this form if you are unable to work or work remotely due to qualifying reason #5, which is, the employee is caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or childcare provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons.
An employee using EPSL & EEFMLA for qualifying reason No. 5 will be paid at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay up to $200 daily and $12,000 total for the 12 week period.
Note: For qualifying reasons, 4, 5, or 6, if you have available accrued leave, you can use 1/3 of your leave per day to continue to receive 100% of your pay.What if all my regular paid leave is exhausted?
Full-Time classified, ASM or administrators will be allowed to use up to 40 hours of their 2020-21 sick leave allotment prior to June 30, 2020. Note: Full-time employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave per year.