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Taking Leave!!!

January 11, 2021 / PSU-AAUP

In an email dated December 16, 2020, President Percy announced additional and extended leave options for employees. Per his email:

  • Last week [Dec.8], we announced that the availability of COVID-19 leave — the two weeks of leave that were granted to employees at the beginning of the pandemic — would be extended until June 30, 2021. In addition, PSU is adding one new week of COVID-19 leave for any employee who has used their leave balance for a maximum balance of two weeks. The leave is prorated for part-time employees.
     
  • PSU will also provide a PSU COVID-19 Child Care Leave in 2021, similar in purpose to the expiring EFMLA program. Employees who are unable to work because they are needed to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed due to COVID-19 will have access to 12 weeks of PSU COVID-19 Childcare Leave.
     
  • In an additional move toward flexibility, beginning January 1, PSU will suspend the 6-month wait for new hires to be eligible to take vacation time. 

In sum, there is leave available for those who may need it. Please reach out to HR at leaves@pdx.edu  for individual questions or see the links below for more information.

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