COVID-19 Leave Provisions

In July 2022, Gov. Roy Cooper announced plans to lift the COVID-19 state of emergency in North Carolina on Aug. 15, 2022. Throughout the state of emergency, the University of North Carolina System and the Office of State Human Resources enacted special leave programs as a response to the public health emergency. The pandemic-related programs listed below will not be available to employees after the following dates:

Aug. 15, 2022

COVID Community Service Leave to Support Virtual or Hybrid Instruction
Employees won’t be able to request community service leave to tutor or mentor students in a public or nonpublic school to support virtual or hybrid instruction for at-risk students who require temporary or ongoing support to succeed academically.

Special COVID Voluntary Shared Leave
If the COVID-19 Voluntary Shared Leave Bank contains unused leave donations after Aug. 15, the university will return the used hours to donors.

Aug. 31, 2022

Paid Administrative Leave
Beginning Sept. 1, employees who miss work because a health care provider or public health official has ordered or advised them to quarantine or isolate for reasons related to COVID-19 must use personal leave.

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters
Permanent and temporary employees won’t be able to use paid work time to get COVID-19 vaccinations or booster shots.

COVID-19 Paid Administrative Leave for Adverse Reactions to Vaccinations
Paid administrative leave won’t be available for employees who experience an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot.

Sept. 15, 2022

COVID Special Pay/Temporary Salary Changes
NC State will end all acting promotions and/or temporary salary adjustments for permanent and temporary employees in positions deemed directly related to the public health emergency no later than Sept. 15.

Temporary Employee Appointment Extensions
Temporary employees whose work is related to public health emergency operations and who have worked more than 11 continuous months at NC State without a break-in-service must separate from employment no later than December 31, 2022 and are ineligible for rehire for at least 31 calendar days. Other temporary employees who have worked more than 11 months at NC State without a break-in-service must separate from employment no later than September 15, 2022.

New Leave Provision for COVID-19 Boosters

Eligible faculty and staff who receive their first COVID-19 booster shot by Aug. 31, 2022, will be eligible to receive up to eight hours of leave if they meet certain criteria. Employees will have until March 31, 2023, to use the leave time. This leave time cannot be rolled over or paid to separating employees.

COVID-19 Provisions Archive