College of the Siskiyous

Human Resources


Contact Human Resources

Email: hr@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5317
Fax: (530) 938-5380


External Links

  • CalPERS (Public Employees Retirement)
  • CalSTRS (State Teachers Retirement)
  • Midamerica (Apple - Part-time Employee Retirement)
  • CSEA (Statewide Organization)
  • CTA (Statewide Organization)

Employee Leaves & Resources

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

  • Efective March 19 – March 31, 2020: Employees will use any available accrued leaves (sick leave, personal necessity, no tell, vacation, comp time) if they were unable to work or telework. Forms can be found on Human Resources Forms page
  • Effective March 19 - June 30, 2020: Full-time Classified, ASM and Administrative employees who have exhausted all accrued leave may use up to 40 hours of their 2020-21 sick leave allocation. Part-time employees may use a prorated amount.

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.

Request for COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

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:

  1. The employee is subject to a federal, state, local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
  2. the employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to COVID-19; or
  3. the employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking a medical diagnosis.

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:

  1. The employee is caring for an individual subject to an order or advised to self-isolate;
  2. the employee is caring for their own child whose school or place of care is closed or child care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions; or
  3. the employee is experiencing substantially-similar conditions specified by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, consultation with the Secretary of Labor and Treasury.

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.

  • First 2 weeks of leave can either be unpaid or an employee can use their 2 weeks of EPSL or other paid leave available.
  • Next 10 weeks provides for additional paid leave.

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.

  • Setting Up Your Laptop in Your Home Office
  • Stretching for Your Fingers, Neck and Back
  • Use Good Work Habits: Follow the 20/20/20 Rule
    Take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away to rest your hands and eyes. Stretch during these breaks. Here are some quick stretches:
    • Lean forward and squeeze your shoulder blades together bringing your elbows behind your back. Keep your shoulders lowered.
    • Turn your head and look over both shoulders to stretch your neck.
  • Website: https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/
  • California EDD call centers begin expanded customer service hours. Call centers are now open seven days a week, from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. Call (833) 978-2511 for general questions about unemployment insurance.

Topics: How to Use Technology to Stay Connected During Pandemic; How to Avoid Stress Eating While Social Distancing; Breathing Relaxation Exercise

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