Important Updates Related to COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Important Updates Related to COVID-19

Dear campus community,

We would like to notify you of some important updates and changes related to our COVID-19 leave provisions and remind you about the university’s plan to reactivate campus.

Pay Rate Change for COVID-19 Paid Administrative Leave

The University of North Carolina System has issued new guidance related to the special COVID-19 paid administrative leave provisions. Under those guidelines, which take effect June 1, 2020, the payout for paid administrative leave will be reduced from 100 percent of employees’ regular pay to two-thirds of their pay. Employees may use any accrued leave time to make up the difference.

New COVID-19 Leave Resources

In light of the new revisions to the COVID-19 special leave provisions and the complexity of understanding the coordination and calculation of the various leave provisions available to eligible employees, NC State and the other system institutions are developing some helpful tools, resources and FAQs to help employees navigate the new special leave provisions.

In addition, University Human Resources has developed a reference chart that explains and compares the leave options — paid administrative leave and the two leave programs under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act — that are available to our employees.

Requesting Paid Administrative Leave

  1. Beginning June 1, 2020, leave-earning employees should submit requests for paid administrative leave at the end of each week, instead of daily. Those requests should still be submitted through WolfTime.
  2. Temporary and student employees should continue to submit requests for paid administrative leave through this Google form.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Intermittent Leave

Beginning June 1, 2020, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s expanded family medical leave provision, employees caring for their child because their child’s school or place of care is closed due to reasons related to COVID-19 can make intermittent leave requests (i.e., by the hour, day or week) instead of requesting a full work week. To apply for intermittent leave under FFCRA, please log in to MyPack Portal and complete the FFCRA form.

Remote Work Reminder

As a reminder, NC State is moving forward with a phased reactivation plan for critical campus operations and activities in adherence with the governor’s phased reopening strategy. Our top priority in all decisions is the health, safety and well-being of our Wolfpack community. NC State will follow all state orders and UNC System guidance and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to help ensure a safe on-campus environment.

The majority of NC State’s workforce will continue to work remotely until further notice, and only mandatory on-site employees should be on campus. Current mandatory employees should continue on-campus work shifts as directed by their supervisors.

NC State nonmandatory employees who are currently working remotely should continue to do so unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. If asked to work on campus, employees must be designated as mandatory in PeopleSoft by their HR lead, and mandatory employees should complete the mandatory employees working on-site form weekly.

If you have any questions, please contact your college or department HR lead or UHR at 919-515-7543.