AMEA: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program Extension

Dear AMEA members,

As many of you know, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) required employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Under the Act, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program (EPSL) provided paid sick leave for those unable to work due to getting the vaccine or booster, COVID-19 quarantine, caring for an individual subject to quarantine, or caring for children due to a COVID-related school closure. The federal EPSL program expired on September 30th. The City first extended their ESPL program to November 11, 2021, and are now maintaining the program through Dec. 31, 2021.

If you had to take leave this year for a qualifying reason, you should use your available EPSL time before using the accrued leave provided under your MOU with the City.

If you have any questions about your EPSL entitlement, balances, and/or usage, check with your immediate supervisor or HR for clarification.

Publication Date: November 22, 2021