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Unable to use your vacation accruals due to COVID-19?

With increased workloads and restrictions on travel extending from spring into summer due to COVID-19, many of us have built up more accrued vacation leave than usual.

A newly approved temporary increase will allow policy-covered employees additional time to take a vacation, and make it easier to hold onto accrued leave until you’re ready to use it.

Under the Absence from Work Policy (PPSM-2.210), policy-covered staff who reach the maximum accrual stop earning more vacation leave until their balance falls below the maximum — with a four-month extension allowed under certain circumstances. On June 29, 2020, President Napolitano approved a temporary increase to that four-month extension for eligible staff, effective retroactively from June 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.

How it works

Eligible employees will continue accruing vacation leave through Dec. 31, 2020, even if they are over their maximum accrual. On Jan. 1, 2021, staff who are over their maximum accrued vacation leave will no longer accrue additional leave until they bring their vacation balance below the maximum. The extension will be applied automatically for eligible employees through UCPath.**

If you have questions about your accrued vacation leave, please contact your UCOP HR business partner. You can also contact UCPath and click on “Ask UCPath Center” to submit an inquiry.

**Additional forms will be required for staff employees who were represented during the pay period ending July 11, 2020 (biweekly) or July 31, 2020 (monthly), and employees transitioning into represented status after June 1, 2020.

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