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Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844-4332 

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3697

Fax: 208-885-3330

Email: benefits@uidaho.edu

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Leave Due to COVID-19

The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFML) are components of the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), passed by Congress on March 18, 2020, and in effect April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. View the Employee Rights flier to find out more. The two different employee leave acts are described below.

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

Eligibility

  1. You must be an employee who has worked a minimum of one (1) day
  2. You are unable to work (on-premise or remotely) due to:
    1. A local, state or federal isolation order or quarantine response to COVID-19 (this may not apply to “Essential Personnel”).
    2. You have been advised by your health care provider to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 related concerns.
    3. You are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and are in the process of seeking a medical diagnosis from a health care provider.
    4. You are caring for an individual who is subject to a local, state or federal isolation order or quarantine related to COVID-19
      1. An “individual” may mean an immediate family member, a person who regularly resides in your home or a person whose relationship creates the expectation that you will care for them in the event they are quarantined or self-quarantine. It does not include persons with whom you share no prior relationship.
    5. You are caring for your child whose school or place of care has been closed for a period of time (whether by order of a governing authority or at the decision of the individual school or place of care), or your childcare provider is unavailable, for reasons related to COVID-19.
  3. You must have filled out and submitted the EPSL form.

Benefits

If you are unable to work for any of the reasons outlined above you are entitled to up to two (2) weeks (80 hours for full-time employees, or the hourly equivalent of two (2) weeks for part-time employees) of paid leave.

  • Employees who are unable to work due to reasons B.1-3 (see Eligibility) are entitled to full pay up to the benefit maximum.
  • Employees who are unable to work due to reasons B.4 or B.5 (see Eligibility) are entitled to two-thirds of their normal pay up to the benefit maximum.

Required Documentation*

You must provide the documentation outlined below for the applicable qualifying reason:

  • Qualifying reasons B.1 and B.4 (see Eligibility) – the name of the government entity that issued the quarantine or isolation order to which you are subject,
  • Qualifying reasons B.2 and B.3 (see Eligibility) – the name of the health care provider who advised you to self-quarantine for COVID-19 reasons and the related symptoms.

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

Eligibility

  • You must be an employee who has worked a minimum of thirty (30) days. (On payroll for the thirty (30) calendar days immediately prior to the day your leave would begin).
  • You may not exceed a maximum of twelve (12) weeks of FMLA usage in a 12-month rolling period.
  • You are caring for your child whose school or place of care has been closed for a period of time (whether by order of a governing authority or at the decision of the individual school or place of care), or your childcare provider is unavailable, for reasons related to COVID-19.
  • You must have filled out and submitted the EFML form.

Benefits

If you are unable to work and meet the criteria above, you are entitled to up to twelve (12) weeks of FMLA leave.

The first two (2) weeks of EFML are unpaid (you may substitute paid sick leave under EPSL or other accumulated leave you may have available).

You will receive two-thirds of your normal pay for the remaining ten (10) weeks up to the benefit maximum.

Required Documentation*

The employee must provide the documentation outlined below for the applicable qualifying reason:

  • The name of the child being cared for, your relationship to the child, name of the school, place of care or childcare provider that closed or became unavailable due to COVID-19 reasons and a statement representing that no other suitable provider is available to care for the child during the period of requested leave.

*Please send documentation to:

Benefit Services
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332
Fax: (208) 885-3330

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844-4332 

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3697

Fax: 208-885-3330

Email: benefits@uidaho.edu

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