CSU, Expanded COVID-19 Relief Leave FAQs

As of 4/27/2021 all employee groups are covered by ECRL except for Unit 3 (Faculty). This          includes C-99 and MPPs.

Yes, special consultants are considered employees and are eligible under ECRL.

Yes, student assistants are eligible under ECRL. Students’ hours are pro-rated. So, their maximum hours are 64 hours if they are scheduled 20 hours per week.

Yes, they apply as of 4/19/2021.

Yes. There is a form available for staff and administrators using DocuSign. Teamsters request will indicate 256 hours, but all other employee groups are entitled to 128 hours. Student and Hourly employees will have a separate form which will be posted soon.

Yes. SB 95 classifies this as sick leave. Since ECRL is intended to meet the requirements of  SB95 it should be treated as sick leave.

Yes. Mental illness was covered under COVID-19 related illness leave and is covered under  ECRL.

ECRL covers a family member if “...a family member is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guideline or who has been advised to self-quarantine by a health care provider due to concerns related to COVID-19.” In the case of symptoms related to a COVID vaccine, the employee would use their own leave credits.

Code ECRL time as ECRL in Absence Management (AM).

HR can ask for documentation if we suspect an employee is abusing the leave.

No. The reasons under ECRL/SB 95 does not allow for time to be used to transport children to school or daycare.

It depends. If childcare during the summer is closed or unavailable due to COVID, the employee can use ECRL. That would include summer camp programs that were cancelled or simply not operating due to COVID.

Yes. Employees are not required to quarantine after an exposure if they have been vaccinated unless instructed by a doctor.