Good Morning SU Colleagues:
Effective immediately, and continuing through December 31, 2021, University staff in active pay status who are able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine inoculation, and who are otherwise unable to receive it at their worksite, may use up to three (3) hours of administrative leave during their regularly scheduled work hours to be vaccinated off-site. University staff who receive a two-dose (2) regimen may use up to three (3) hours of administrative leave for each absence, but no more than a total of six (6) hours. Each three-hour (3) allotment is inclusive of reasonable travel time.
University faculty who receive a two-dose (2) regimen may use no more than a full day of administrative leave for a two-dose regiment. Each one-half day allotment is inclusive of reasonable travel time.
Administrative leave requests for this purpose are subject to supervisory approval based on management’s need to maintain efficient operations and employees must show proof of vaccination to support the use of such leave.
Employees who previously used their own leave to be vaccinated at an off-site location during their regularly scheduled work hours may request to change the absence to administrative leave provided they provide proof of vaccination.
Absences for this purpose must be submitted through Employee Self-Service (ESS) using the absence code “Administrative Leave” and entering “COVID-19 Vaccine” in the Additional Remarks Section.
The COVID-19 vaccine may cause mild side effects including pain and swelling at the site of the injection, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These side effects should go away after a couple of days and employees should be able to work while experiencing these side effects. Employees who are unable to work through the side effects of the vaccine may be eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave. More information is available at this site: https://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/Pages/Announcements.aspx
Emergency Paid Sick Leave requests and questions may be submitted to COVID19LeaveRequest@passhe.edu.
Please let our office know if you have any questions.