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If you need to be away from work for a period of time, you may be eligible for a paid or unpaid leave of absence. The following leaves are available for faculty members.

2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law Senate Bill 95 which provides supplemental sick leave benefits to employees requiring leave for qualifying reasons caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is in effect through September 30, 2021 and is retroactive to January 1, 2021. SB 95 provides up to 80 hours of supplemental leave for full-time employees, prorated for those working less than full-time.

Additional information can be found on the CSU’s website.

Voluntary Reduction In Timebase For Full-time Faculty

Full-time faculty members (tenure-line or 3-year full-time appointment holders) may request a temporary reduction of up to 6 WTU in their timebase for the 2020-2021 academic year. This timebase reduction is accompanied by a proportionate reduction in salary and may not be rescinded once approved.

Additional information regarding this program may be found in the governing MOU negotiated with CFA.

Sabbatical and Difference-in-Pay Leaves

The following leaves of absence are available to faculty for purposes such as research, scholarly and creative activity, instructional improvement or faculty retraining.

  • Sabbatical Leaves
  • Difference-in-Pay Leaves

Personal and Professional Leaves

  • Personal leaves of absence without pay may be granted for reasons such as outside employment or purposes of a personal nature.
  • Professional leaves of absence without pay may be for purposes of research, advanced study, professional development or other purposes to benefit the campus. 

Medical and Parental Leaves of Absence

Medical leaves of absence are available for the following:

  • Caring for your own serious health condition
  • Caring for a family member with a serious health condition
  • Parental leave

Additional Types of Leaves

Leaves for Teaching Associates and Graduate Assistants

The Collective Bargaining Agreement has information on leaves of absence for teaching associates and graduate assistants (Unit 11 employees).