March 1, 2022

Dear Colleagues:

Beginning January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, the District will provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for all eligible faculty, classified and management team employees who are unable to work or telework due to COVID-19 related reasons.  

Full-Time Employees

Full-time employees are entitled up to 40 hours for the following qualifying reasons:

  • Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19.
  • Employee is advised by a healthcare provider to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.
  • Employee is caring for a family member subject to quarantine or isolation period, or have been advised to quarantine from a healthcare provider.
  • Employee or a family member is attending an appointment to get the vaccine or booster.
  • Employee is experiencing vaccine-related symptoms that prevents them from being able to work/telework, or caring for a family member experiencing vaccine-related symptoms.
  • Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • Employee is caring for a child, whose school or place of care is closed due to COVID-19 on the premises.

Full-time employees are entitled up to an additional 40 hours for the following qualifying reasons:

  • Employee tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Employee is caring for a family member who tests positive for COVID-19.

A family member includes a child, parent, spouse, registered domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling.  The total maximum amount of COVID-19 SPSL an employee is entitled to shall not exceed 80 hours for the period of January 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022.

Part-Time Employees

Part-time employees are also eligible for COVID-19 SPSL for the qualifying reasons listed above. A pro-rated amount is calculated based on their normally scheduled work hours over a two-week period (with half of those hours available only when they or a family member test positive for COVID-19).

Additional Information and Questions

A summary of employee rights for SPSL is provided in the SPSL informational flyer linked below from the CA Department of Industrial Relations.  Please contact District Human Resources at SPSL@socccd.edu if you have additional questions about SPSL. To request SPSL, complete the COVID-19 SPSL Request Form linked below and forward it via email to SPSL@socccd.edu.

Cindy

Cindy Vyskocil, Ed.D.

Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

South Orange County Community College District

cvyskocil@socccd.edu

(949) 582-4698

 

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

SPSL Informational Flyer

COVID-19 SPSL Request Form