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Leave programs for employees affected by COVID-19

April 15, 2020

UW–Madison employees who are affected by COVID-19 may qualify for paid leave under the federal program called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and/or under the UW–Madison COVID-19 Pandemic Employee Work Location and Leave Policy. UW–Madison COVID-19 leave is available to employees who qualify until May 15, 2020. The federal programs continue until December 31, 2020.

Employees must complete and submit a “Request for Leave under Federal Emergency and/or UW–Madison COVID-19 Leave Programs” for emergency leave taken from April 1, 2020, until May 15, 2020. Employees who wish to request emergency leave will work with their Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) to complete their request. The DDR will use the information provided by the employee to determine which program(s) the employee qualifies for. Employees can find contact information for their DDR at this site. The request form and instructions can be found here. Additional details will be made available to employees in the coming days.