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Time and Leave


Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Effective April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by providing employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. The highlights of this act include paid family and medical leave (EFMLA) and paid sick time (ESPL) to eligible employees.  

For more information, visit the Department of Labor website or contact Leave Administration.  To apply for paid family and medical leave (EFMLA) and/or paid sick time (ESPL) complete the Families First Corona Virus Response Act application.

Click the graphic below to see a summary of employee rights under this act.

UTSA Authorized Leave

A benefits eligible employee is defined as one who is employed to work at least twenty (20) hours per week for a period of at least four and one-half (4-1/2) months, excluding students employed in positions which require student status as a condition for employment. Faculty members appointed on a nine-month basis at least half time or more for a period of four and one-half months or longer are eligible to accrue sick leave, under the same provisions applicable to other University employees. For more information on UTSA Authorized Leave, visit the UTSA HOP (Handbook of Operating Procedures)

Military Family Leave

    • Up to 12 weeks of leave because of  "any qualifying exigency".
    • Up to 26 weeks of leave in a single 12 month period to care for a service member.

Additional information on the amendments and a version of Title I of the FMLA with the new statutory language incorporated is available on the Department of Labor - FMLA website.



April 2020