DIVISION OF BUSINESS & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
COVID-19 BRIEFING - UPDATE
April 7, 2020
Unit: Human Resources
Prepared by: Nathan Bowden
INFORMATION: On March 20, 2020, CSU issued a new administrative leave policy that will
provide 128 hours of administrative leave to employees unable to work for COVID-19 related
reasons. CSU has since updated the policy to allow for 256 hours of leave.
BACKGROUND AND POLICY ISSUE(S):
As we continue to address the new reality of remote work and social distancing, we must
collectively work to limit the gathering of students, faculty and staff as much as possible, while
fulfilling our academic mission.
The Chancellor originally granted use of paid administrative leave up to 128 hours effective
March 23 through December 31, 2020, for employees unable to work for COVID-19 related
reasons. See “Current Update” section for updates to hours granted. For employees who work
less than full-time, the number of hours will be prorated according to the percent of the
appointment. All benefits-eligible employees, academic student employees, and
non-represented student assistants are eligible for this allotment, which can only be used if an
employee is unable to work, on campus or remotely, for certain COVID-19 related reasons.
Those reasons include:
● When an employee is unable to work due to the employee’s own COVID-19-related illness
or the COVID-19-related illness of a family member whom the employee would normally
be allowed to use sick leave for;
● When an employee is unable to work because the employee has been directed by their
healthcare provider or supervisor not to come to the worksite for COVID-19-related
● When it is not operationally feasible for the employee to work remotely;
● When an employee is unable to work due to a COVID-19-related school or daycare
closure, and the employee is required to be at home with a child or dependent, and it is
not operationally feasible for the employee to work remotely or in conjunction with the
Further details on the use of the leave are included in the policy document linked to below.