Leave and Pay Provisions

Some of the special leave provisions we had in place during the pandemic are still in effect but are subject to change based on state and System Office requirements as the pandemic conditions continue to improve. We will continue to keep the campus informed of current leave provisions through this website and emails from the Office of Human Resources. 

Current Provisions – Effective July 1, 2021 through the end of the public health emergency, or until revised or rescinded. 

The most recent guidance includes the following key items ( Click here to review the full details July 1, 2021 Leave Provisions. )

Click here to complete the NC COVID Leave Request Form.

WORK LEAVE PROVISIONSDETAILS / EFFECTIVE THROUGH DATES 
REMOTE WORK UNDER COVID
  • Remote work under the communicable disease policy ends June 30
  • Managers may continue temporary remote work arrangements through July while UNC Asheville finalizes an updated policy and prepares for a return to onsite operations for the fall semester.   Some employees may be required to return to onsite work before August.  Those employees have been or will be notified by their supervisor of their expected return date.
INTERCHANGEABILITY OF LEAVE
  • By statute, extended through December 31, 2021.
EMPLOYEE VACCINATIONS
  • Paid work time for permanent and temporary employees continue for vaccinations occurring within regular work hours and with supervisory permission through end of public health emergency (up to 8 hours in one day for each shot if more than one is required)
VACCINATION ADVERSE REACTION
  • COVID-19 paid administrative leave continues to be provided through end of public health emergency for adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines for same-day as vaccination and next-day reactions only
OTHER COVID-19

PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

  • Continues through end of public health emergency, 80 hours cumulative for all reasons from March 2020 through end of public health emergency
  • Starting July 1, this paid leave is limited to vaccine adverse reactions and required quarantine orders
  • Absences due to isolation orders or non-quarantine possible exposures or symptoms are no longer eligible; employees must use personal leave
  • If an employee has exhausted their 80 hours of COVID-19 paid administrative leave and has exhausted their personal leave, the institution may provide up to an additional 80 hours of COVID-19 paid leave for eligible absences
COVID LEAVE ADVANCES OR MAKE-UP TIME
  • UNC Asheville is extending through December 31, 2021 
  • One year make-up / payback window remains 
MANDATORY EMPLOYEE

PREMIUM PAY / COMPENSATORY LEAVE

  • FLSA non-exempt mandatory employees must be paid out within 12 months of accrual
  • FLSA exempt mandatory employees have until March 1, 2022 to use or be paid out for accrued mandatory employee special compensation leave
  • Mandatory hours related to the pandemic do not need to be recorded/tracked on timesheets.
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEAVE – ADDED VOLUNTEER TIME
  • Ends June 30
  • Any unused portion of the additional 80 hours is forfeited (these hours are not included as part of the employee’s normal 24/36 hour annual allotment).
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEAVE – MENTORING FLEXIBILITY
  • Continues during the state of emergency and when a school mandates or offers virtual classes
TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT EXTENSIONS
  • Temporary appointments that have exceeded 11 months must end within 30 calendar days of the end of the state of emergency

Paid Administrative Leave Provisions from Previous Months