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Covid-19 Leave in EmpCenter

Covid-19 Leave is a temporary leave bucket in EmpCenter.  For details about eligibility, hours, and effective dates, please see the HR page.  Note: post-doc scholars and clinical fellows, you will use your regular process for leave reporting, not EmpCenter.

You can see your available leave on the Leave Balances tab (Sick Leave for grad students and students/temps) at the bottom of your timesheet (from the Dashboard click on My Timesheet, then the appropriate tab):

leve balances tab with covid-19 leave highlighted

Please note that you will only be able to enter Covid-19 Leave as of March 15, 2020.

What if I don't see a balance or I don't agree with my available balance?

Contact the EmpCenter helpdesk at empcenter@oregonstate.edu. 

How do I enter Covid-19 Leave on my timesheet?

You enter Covid-19 Leave like any other leave pay code on your timesheet.  See the FAQ for step by step instructions.  Please note, Covid-19 Leave does not count as worked time in the calculation of overtime and you should only enter hours up to your FTE in EmpCenter for any week using Covid-19 Leave. 

If you have exhausted your Covid-19 Leave bank but are still using leave time for Covid-19 related reasons, please add the Covid Tracking pay code to those days.  See this FAQ for more details.

Why am I getting an invalid pay code exception?

Covid-19 Leave became available on March 15, 2020.  If you attempt to use the Covid-19 Leave pay code before 3/15/20, you will receive a red level error on your timesheet:

timesheet with covid-19 leave entered before 3/15/20 showing exception

Where can I find more information about Covid-19 Leave?

Here are a few resources for more information - we will update as we have more available:

- OSU Human Resources Covid-19 Leave page

- OSU Covid-19 FAQs

- Leave Usage FAQ







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