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March 3 deadline for comments on proposed changes to leave policy

UC, in an effort to help employees balance their work and life needs, is considering changing some personnel policies and adopting others to allow greater flexibility in the use of accrued sick leave. Employees have until March 3 to comment on proposed changes.  Comments should be directed to Rene Jackson at rene.jackson@ucop.edu

Proposed changes include:

  • Allowing an employee to use up to 30 days of accrued sick leave to care for and bond with a newborn, adopted, or foster care child.
  • Increasing the amount of sick leave an employee may use during a family or medical leave on behalf of a spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent from 30 days to a 12-week period.
  • Increasing the period of time a re-employed staff member will have accrued sick leave from prior service reinstated upon returning to work from 15 days to 90 days.
  • Increasing the amount of sick leave that an employee may use in the event of the death of a family or household member from 5 to 10 days.
  • Allowing an employee to use accrued sick leave to donate bone marrow (up to 5 days) or organs for transplant (up to 30 days).
  • Adopting the newly enacted Military Caregiver Leave and Qualifying Exigency Leave.

The proposed revisions would affect seven current Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) related to leaves and consolidate them into a single, comprehensive policy. The seven policies are: PPSM 40 – Holidays, 41 – Vacation, 42 – Sick Leave, 43 -Leave of Absence, 44 – Work Incurred-Injury/Illness, 45 – Military Leave, and 46 – Administrative Leave.

The proposed policy and a summary of proposed changes are posted on the At Your Service website.

Employees are invited to comment on the proposed revisions. Please give your comments to Rene Jackson at rene.jackson@ucop.edu by March 3, 2010.


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