blog posts COVID-19 Paid Leave Temporarily Extended Oct 1, 2021 5:00 pm175 views As communicated this past spring, the paid time off for COVID-19-related reasons provided to employees under the federal American Rescue Plan ends September 30, 2021. As of the date of this notice, federal action has not renewed that program. At this time, the University of Illinois System will continue to provide a limited amount of paid sick time off to employees to support COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccination Purposes Aug 27, 2021 9:00 am335 views The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) enables the University of Illinois System to provide COVID-19 vaccine-related time off to faculty and staff through September 30, 2021. Employees of the University of Illinois System who meet the qualifying criteria may now be eligible for leave related to accompanying or caring for a related individual receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Available May 7, 2021 3:15 pm41 views Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. American Rescue Plan Act extends COVID-related leave Mar 29, 2021 7:00 am354 views The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was recently signed into law. This Act extends and renews emergency paid sick and family leave provisions, which were originally enacted by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), through September 30, 2021. Update on FFCRA COVID-Related Leave Programs Dec 15, 2020 8:00 am279 views The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law this spring to help protect families and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing access to Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical leave related to caregiving needs as a result of COVID-19. Update: System Offices COVID-19 Testing Nov 11, 2020 11:30 am69 views System Offices employees in Urbana may have received this communication from Chancellor Robert Jones regarding changes to COVID-19 procedures for employees located in Urbana. On Tuesday, Interim Chancellor Karen M. Whitney announced immediate mitigations to be taken by all faculty, staff, and students in Springfield. The following is an important update regarding these changes due to the recent increase in positive cases. System Offices Remote Working Extended Nov 5, 2020 8:30 am86 views Due to the continued prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that System Offices units will continue current remote work arrangements through February 2021 with a reevaluation of circumstances at that time.