On February 9, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 114 requiring most employers in California, including ICOE, to provide up to 80 hours of COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) to eligible employees. Part-time staff are entitled to the number of hours they would usually work each week. SPSL is available retroactively to January 1, 2022 to the end of December 31, 2022.
There are seven qualifying reasons for an employee to take SPSL. SPSL is available to employees who cannot work or telework due to any of the following reasons:
1. The employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidelines of the State Department of Public Health, the CDC, or a local health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace,
2. The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19,
3. The employee is attending an appointment to receive a vaccine, or Booster, for protection against contracting COVID-19,
4. The employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework, or is caring for a family member experiencing side effects from the vaccine or booster which prevents the employee from being able to work or telework (limited to 3 days per each vaccine or booster),
5. The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis,
6. The employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guidelines, or who has been advised to self-quarantine by a health care provider,
7. The employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
ICOE will require satisfactory documentation, medical or otherwise, of qualifying reasons as needed.
If you feel that you may have a situation that qualifies for SPSL, or have had a situation since January 1, 2022 that qualified for SPSL, please complete the electronic COVID Leave Request Form.
Please contact the Human Resources Benefits Division staff with any questions
Rosa A. Meraz