In accordance with Illinois Public Act 102-0697, the University of Illinois System offers COVID-19 Restored Sick Leave and Retroactive Paid Administrative Leave to eligible employees. See COVID-19 Restored/Retroactive Leave for details. Individuals in your area with HR responsibilities will receive more detailed information.
To be eligible for COVID-19 Restored Sick Leave and Retroactive Paid Administrative Leave, employees, including graduate assistants, extra help, hourly, and student employees, must have been:
1) employed on or after April 5, 2022, the Act’s effective date, AND
2) fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine OR have received an approved medical or religious COVID-19 vaccination accommodation with the University by May 10, 2022 (and were fully compliant with all requirements of that accommodation including testing and/or masking), AND
3) were unable to work or telework for qualifying reasons.
Eligible employees will need to submit requests to their Human Resources representative using the form and instructions at COVID-19 Restored/Retroactive Leave.
Employees who received partial pay for COVID-19 leave taken under the FFCRA or ARPA federal programs do not have to request retroactive leave. These employees will receive the balance of their pay, at the rate of pay when leave was taken, in their November 2022 paycheck.
Questions about COVID-19 Restored Sick Leave and Retroactive Paid Administrative Leave can be directed to your Human Resources office.