COVID-19 Paid Leave Benefit Expanded

UW–Madison is expanding the COVID-19 paid leave benefit to support impacted employees through May 1. This provides additional paid leave if an employee is unable to work due to COVID-19 related issues, including the inability to work remotely. The COVID-19 leave is no longer limited to a certain number of hours.

In addition, any unused vacation carryover balance will not expire this year as it typically would on June 30 (for faculty, Academic Staff, and limited appointments) or December 31 (for University Staff). Instead, vacation carryover balances will remain available for an additional year until June 30, 2021 or December 31, 2021, respectively.

Please see the full revised COVID-19 Pandemic Employee Work Location and Leave Policy for details, and contact your supervisor or your local human resources office with any questions.

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