COVID-19 Paid Leave

On December 31, 2020, the additional leave programs provided in the federal Family First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) ended.  In support of employees in the continuing COVID-19 pandemic period, effective January 1, 2021, the university will extend the opportunity for up to 80 total combined hours of paid leave for employees affected by COVID-19.  The leave program is not a continuation of the FFCRA leave.

*Employees who used a portion of the available FFCRA 80 hours in 2020 may use the
remainder as COVID-19 leave in 2021 but in no case may use any combined total of
more than 80 hours for quarantine, illness, or childcare (including hours used as

* The 80-hour maximum will be prorated for less than full-time employees.

* Employees using COVID-19 leave will be eligible to receive full pay but not to exceed
$511 per day or approximately $133, 000 annualized.

* Qualified leave may be applied retroactively to January 1, 2021.

* COVID-19 leave guidelines will be modified, suspended, or ended as necessary to
meet changing needs and regulations of the current pandemic environment.

Requesting COVID-19 Leave

COVID-19 Leave Request Form Be sure you are logged into your UA Little Rock Google account before accessing this form.