As the Commonwealth and the country continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, actions are being taken to try and mitigate the negative impact to our workforce. The links below provide information on leave policies and other benefits that may be useful during this time. If you have questions as you are exploring this information, please reach out to Human Resources for assistance.
Please check back frequently, as information is added and updated when it becomes available.
Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL)
PHEL has been made available by the state to help employees who experience a decrease in or total loss of work hours as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- General FAQs
- Supervisory FAQs
- PHEL Request Sheet Overview & Instructions (PDF)
- PHEL Request Sheet (for supervisors) (XLSX)
Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA)
The federal government enacted FFCRA on April 1, 2020 as a measure to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
An FAQ will be available soon.