CSUEU’s 15,000 represented employees stepped up to help the CSU transition to virtual operations in 2020, even as thousands continued hazardous on-campus work, such as sanitizing buildings and staffing student health clinics. As we enter Pandemic Year 2, we surveyed our membership in January to assess their current needs and state-of-work. Thank you to the 2,550 of you who responded! Here are some 'Top Lines' from the survey: 36% report working on campus. 36% report having a medical condition (that increases COVID risks). 22% report using CPAL (paid administrative leave). 23% report providing childcare (due to school closures). From data gathered from the survey, we see that the workforce that has kept the CSU operational through a pandemic is diverse and would benefit from flexible, creative University policies that address work-life challenges. One example: The allocation of CPAL has greatly benefited workers whose work did not allow for telecommuting but who had pressing personal or family needs (underlying medical conditions, childcare issues) prohibiting them from reporting physically to work. Implemented in March 2020, the CPAL program granted employees up to 256 hours of paid leave for COVID-19-related reasons. Those include employees who get sick with the virus or need to care of kids stuck at home due to school and daycare facility closures. The union survey found about 1 in 5 of support staff have used CPAL. However, of those who used CPAL, most have needed to use more than 5 weeks. This tells us the CSU needs a more flexible CPAL program that meets the needs of different segments of employees. Of those who come to work on campus, Units 2 (Healthcare) and Units 5 (Operations) - in proportion to their Unit size - have a higher percentage working on campus than their peers in Unit 7 (Administrative) and Unit 9 (Information Technology). Most of those working on campus in the areas of healthcare and operations report working five days or more on campus - meaning they are not telecommuting any day.