LEAVE SUPPORT for OUSD Employees Under:
Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and
California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
OUSD's Leave Coordinator is here to support employees who are faced with the need to be off work for an extended period.
Please email us at Talent@ousd.org if you need to or think you might need to request leave.
We will schedule a consultation with you to identify the the most appropriate leave package.
Eligibility for leave will fall under one of these three Federal/State Acts:
Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides employees with paid emergency sick leave and expanded family medical leave for reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.An employee is entitled to take leave related to COVID-19 if the employee is unable to work, including unable to telework, because the employee:
is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
is caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons; or
is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), if you have more than 12 months of service with OUSD and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12 month period before the date you want to begin your unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons such as;
- Employee’s own illness
- Illness of a spouse, parent or child
- Pregnancy Disability Leave and recovery from birth
- Military Leave
California Family Rights Act (CFRA)(CFRA amd FMLA is often paired to support families through pregnancy and birth).Under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) also known as ‘parental bonding’, if you have more than 12 months of service with OUSD before the date you want to begin your leave, you may have a right to take unpaid, job-protected leave (CFRA leave). This leave may be up to 12 workweeks in a 12-month period for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of your child.