COVID-19 (coronavirus)

SF State is actively monitoring the local and global health situation around the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. We remain open and most functions continue operating as we balance two imperatives: ensuring that we take prudent precautions to protect our community and communities beyond our campus while continuing our daily education and research activities in ways that are appropriate under the circumstances.

Providing a healthy and safe workplace is important at any time for SF State, and is of paramount concern during the COVID-19 outbreak. Human Resources has fielded many questions from our HR Community on your behalf, requesting guidance on how to best care for our people and keep our business operating effectively during this time of uncertainty.

Who is eligible to receive Emergency Pay during the Governor’s “Stay at home directive?

Emergency pay provisions of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) are only available to

those employees assigned to work on campus during the Governor’s stay at home order. Emergency Pay provisions are available for individuals employed in the following collective bargaining units: CSUEU (Units 2, 5, 7 and 9), and Teamsters 2010 (Unit 6)

  1. The Emergency Pay provisions will be implemented retroactively to March 20, 2020.  Only employees employed in the bargaining units above are eligible for emergency pay. No other employees are eligible for emergency pay.
  1. Emergency pay will be paid in accordance with the provisions of the employee’s respective collective bargaining agreements.
  2. In addition to emergency pay provisions of these CBAs, the following will apply;

    1. Employees who can telecommute 100% will be paid their regular salary.
    2. Employees assigned to work on campus will receive emergency pay pursuant to their CBA for the time they are assigned to work on campus.
    3. When employees on alternating work schedules perform work on-campus, they are eligible for emergency pay for the time worked on-campus only. Employees will receive straight pay for days they telecommute. 

Employees who are unable to telecommute or who are not assigned duties are eligible for CPAL 128 hours paid administrative leave and any other applicable enacted CSU paid administrative leave policy, state or federal law, or accrued leave balances.

What form should I use to report Emergency Pay during the Governor’s “Stay at home directive and how to report the hours?

The Emergency Pay Form is now available on :

The Emergency Pay Form must be submitted to the Human Resources Payroll Office (ADM 252) by the 5th of the following month. The form can be initiated by the employee, the direct supervisor, or the department payroll Liaison but must be approved with the signature of the employee’s appropriate administrator to receive pay.