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15. Can I take Emergency Sick Leave hours intermittently, for example: One week I take 15 hours and the next week I take 30 hours?

  • It depends:
    • All intermittent leave under the FFCRA must be mutually agreed upon by the employee and the employer.  At this time, the City is only allowing intermittent leave for employees who are unable to telework because they need to care for their child whose school or child care has closed due to COVID (reason #5).
    • If you are reporting to the work site:
      • No intermittent leave, for eligibility criteria #1, 2, 3, 4, 6 in FAQ #12 above. You can only take the emergency sick leave in whole increments of 80 hours consecutively. This means if you want to take this leave type, you must take 2 weeks straight off in a row. For example, if you take 30 hours of emergency sick leave one week, and come back to work the next week, you essentially lose the remaining 50 hours of leave – it cannot be banked for future use.
      • Yes, for eligibility criteria #5 in FAQ # 12 above (child at home). You can take the emergency sick leave incrementally, but it must be in whole day increments. In other words, you cannot take 4 hours of emergency sick leave and work 3.5 hours that day. You must use a full day of emergency sick leave. Please reach out to Human Resources for specific questions.
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