The Enhanced COVID Related Leave (ECRL) Agreement is a negotiated enhancement of employee leave provided under Senate Bill 95 (SB 95). It is also the successor to COVID Paid Administrative Leave (CPAL) from last year. ECRL is an enhancement of SB 95 leave. It apples it to the same reasons for absence but increases the total to 128 hours, covers part-time employees, and extends from Jan 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021.
March 29, 2021 - Effective today, a new state law (Senate Bill 95) gives Californians up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2021. On top of that and following months-long lobbying from multiple employee union groups, the CSU now proposes to add an additional 48 hours in paid time off, for a total of 128 hours.
It is encouraging that the Chancellor and Board of Trustees, who heard directly from us last week, are taking steps to lift up struggling employees.
This week's CSU Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 23, marks the one-year anniversary of the University's transition to virtual instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cost in lives lost is immeasurable. Thankfully, however, the CSU did not collapse and, in fact, is well-positioned to come back stronger, with unprecedented federal and state stimulus funding. Members of CSUEU addressed the Board to highlight the contributions and sacrifices CSU Support Staff made over the past year to keep the institution in operation.
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