Extension of COVID-19 UC Expanded Paid Administrative Leave (EPAL)


In March 2020, UC Office of the President issued an executive order to provide all eligible employees a one-time allotment of up to 128 hours of paid administrative leave to address the extraordinary demands placed on UC employees due to impacts related to COVID-19 on themselves and their family members. The availability of this one-time allotment was set to expire on December 31, 2020.  On November 12, President Drake extended the availability of the paid administrative leave hours to June 30, 2021.

Employees who have already used their allotment of the COVID-19 paid administrative leave will not be eligible for additional hours. Employees who have not used any or a portion of the one-time allotment will be eligible to use the remaining hours until June 30, 2021.

As a reminder, EPAL cannot be used for instructional days.

To review all of your leave options related to COVID-19, please visit: https://ap.uci.edu/covid19/covid19leaves/.

Should you have additional questions, please contact your chair, equity advisor, or Chief Personnel Officer. You can also contact Tanisha Willoughby, Tanisha.willoughby@uci.edu, in the Office of Academic Personnel.


Diane K. O’Dowd
Vice Provost, Academic Personnel

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