Extension of COVID Leave Bank
With the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Expanded FMLA (EFMLA) on September 30, 2021, Albemarle County Public Schools created a program called COVID Leave Bank, equivalent to 10 days of leave for all regular employees, effective October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022. This program has now been extended through June 30, 2022, for continued use by employees who have not exhausted the 10 days of leave.
Kronos should be utilized for this leave program. When applicable, employees will use the COVID19-Sick Self Cascade 10.2021 or COVID19-Sick Family Casc 10.2021 codes. To use any of the COVID-19 leave programs through June 30, 2022, employees should submit the new ACPS COVID-Related Leave Certification form and documentation of testing or an isolation/quarantine directive by a medical professional to their supervisor and/or timekeeper to apply to the timecard.
Note: In the event an employee exhausts all form of paid leave and remains incapacitated due to COVID-19, the employee should reach out to Human Resources to learn about potential options.
Reminder About Annual Leave
As a reminder, due to the difficulty 12-month employees may have had in taking time off this past year, we extended the conversion of annual leave overages (at or above 320 hours) to sick leave and sick bank. This conversion normally occurs at the end of an employee’s birth month. As we previously announced, this extension is effective through August 31, 2022.
This means that employees will not have annual leave overages converted until the end of their birth month starting in September 2022. Employees with birthdays in January – August 2022 will not have annual leave balances capped until their birth months in 2023.
Want to check your balances? 12-month ACPS employees can check and project their balances using these directions: Checking and projecting leave balances.
Please email HR@k12albemarle.org with any questions.