MCCCD has implemented new leave provisions related to COVID-19 for employees' personal use or to help care for their families. This leave is available to eligible employees upon request. Employees should contact their college/location Human Resources for more information.
Advanced Leave is available for employees who have exhausted all accrued leave. The District guidelines on Advanced Sick Leave is available via this link. In brief, it permits employees who accrue leave to be advanced a maximum of 80 hours of sick leave.
Compassionate Leave increases the amount of leave that employees may donate to the Compassionate Leave bank. It is also making it possible for employees to use leave from the Compassionate Leave Bank for COVID 19-related reasons, including the employee's own illness, the employee's need to care for a household member who is ill, and the employee's need to be quarantined. Employees must have exhausted all accrued leave including the advanced sick leave option before applying for Compassionate Leave. This leave is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The District guidelines for Compassionate Leave Related to COVID-19 are available via this link.
Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSLA) entitles full-time and all part-time employees who cannot work (or telework) to take up to two weeks of paid sick leave if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 or if they are placed under mandatory quarantine by public health authorities. Please see the District guidelines and procedures for additional guidance.
Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) permits certain employees to take up to twelve weeks of expanded family and medical leave. Under this provision, employees are provided with 12 weeks of leave (the first two unpaid, the remaining 10 paid) if they are unable to work (or telework) due to the need to care for a son or daughter under 18 years of age when the child's school or place of care has been closed due to a public health emergency; or the child care provider is unavailable due to a public health emergency. Please see the District guidelines and procedures for additional guidance.