Pacific has revised its Interim Policy for Temporary COVID-19 Emergency Leave effective February 19, 2022, to align with California's most recent legislation Senate Bill No.114
The updates to this interim policy supports Pacific's Returning to Campus Plan, which is based on a framework of personal responsibility and the following guiding principles:
The employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidance of the State Department of Public Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local public health officer who has jurisdiction over the workplace.
The employee has been advised by a healthcare provider to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.
The employee is attending an appointment for themselves or a family member to receive a vaccine or a vaccine booster for protection against COVID-19.
The employee is experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member experiencing symptoms, related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework.
The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
The employee is caring for a family member who is subject to an order or guidance described above or who has been advised to isolate or quarantine, as described above.
The employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.
NOTE: Pacific may require proof of a positive test in the following situations. Please contact your campus HR office and provide documentation of a positive test or documentation that you are caring for a family member.
The employee tested positive for COVID-19 and unable to work or telework.
The employee is caring for a family member for whom they are providing care tests positive for COVID-19.
Payroll has established two new timesheet codes for employees to record COVID-19 leaves on your timesheet or leave report: COVID PRIMARY or COVID SECONDARY. The use of these codes should be consistent with the qualifying reasons above.
When you use the COVID PRIMARY or COVID SECONDARY leave codes, your COVID-19 Leave balance will be reduced. Your current COVID-19 Leave balance information is located on your paystubs and can be seen in employee self-service using the insidePacific portal.
Please notify your supervisor in advance if you are not able to report to work due to a COVID-19 related matter. In addition, please communicate with Human Resources if you have tested positive for COVID-19.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
NOTE: if a doctor restricts you from work, the normal leave policy process will apply and a release from your treating physician will be required to return to work. For questions regarding leaves, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com
These measures are subject to change as the situation evolves. Additional information regarding applicable leave provisions can be found on Human Resources Benefits webpage here.