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University of Nebraska COVID-19 Leave Options
While the work of the University continues—and remote and flexible work arrangements remain our expectation and first line of defense—we realize not every job can be performed at home.
NU has created an emergency paid administrative leave policy to be used as employees care for their families and attend to their own health. The policy allows University of Nebraska employees to take up to 160 hours of paid administrative leave in the event of self-quarantine, quarantine or care of an immediate family member, childcare resulting from school closures, or other scenarios related to COVID-19.
This emergency administrative leave is available to all employees, including student and temporary workers. (Part-time employees will be eligible for a prorated amount of time.)
Information and FAQs on NU's emergency paid administrative leave can be found below. To take this leave, please continue to go through Firefly.
We have also analyzed new federal legislation—the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—which offers paid leave options to people impacted by COVID-19.
Effective at the beginning of this month, if you need time away from work for specific qualifying reasons related to COVID-19, in addition to the full 160 hours of the University’s emergency administrative leave, you may be eligible to begin using paid leave under the FFCRA. A guidance and policy document and campus-specific FFCRA leave request forms can be found below. You can also access FFCRA leave request forms on Firefly.
The new federal paid leave options—in conjunction with the University’s leave policies—provide critical support for faculty, staff and student workers who are impacted by this global crisis.
We will continue to update this page as additional news and information become available. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your campus HR department.
Thank you for all you are doing to move our University forward.
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
University of Nebraska