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Federal Emergency Paid Leave Provisions Set to Expire on Dec. 31

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted on April 1, 2020, and provided paid leave entitlements to qualifying employees who were unable to work or telework for specific COVID 19- related reasons. (Telework is defined as work you perform while you are at home or at a location other than your normal workplace.) These paid leave provisions are set to expire on December 31, 2020.

After December 31, 2020, employees who are unable to work or telework for COVID 19-related reasons will continue to have a variety of leave options available to them. However, employees will need to use their own accrued leave during their absences in order to receive pay.

More information is available at hr.wisc.edu/covid19/emergency-leave.

If you have questions, please speak with your supervisor or assigned CALS HR Manager.