If you have a medical condition impacting your ability to report to work, contact your supervisor and HRS Disability Services at HRS.disabilityservices@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521.

If you don’t have a medical condition but are concerned about workplace exposure to the COVID-19 you have several options depending on your position:

If you have other questions about leave and work options please contact your department’s HR Service Team. You may also call HRS at 509-335-4521 or email hrs@wsu.edu.

Using Leave

If you do not have a qualifying sick leave event you may use the following types of leave, with prior supervisor approval:

Civil Service

  • Accrued annual leave
  • Personal holiday (full day only)
  • Accrued compensatory time
  • Leave without pay

Refer to the policy on Civil Service Employee Leave, BPPM 60.57.

Represented Classified Employees

  • Accrued annual leave
  • Personal holiday (full day only)
  • Accrued compensatory time
  • Leave without pay

In any combination

Refer to the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Administrative Professional

  • Accrued annual leave
  • Personal Holiday (full day only)
  • Accrued compensatory time
  • Leave without pay

Refer to the policy on Faculty and Administrative Professional Personnel Leave, BPPM 60.56.

Faculty

  • Accrued annual leave -if eligible
  • Personal Holiday – if eligible (full day only)
  • Leave without pay

Refer to the policy on Faculty and Administrative Professional Personnel Leave, BPPM 60.56.

Please Note: Payroll deadlines continue to apply during this period.  Should you have any pay affecting leave or time reports, please ensure these are submitted according to the Payroll Document Schedule on the Payroll Services website. Questions regarding processing pay affecting leave or time reports can be directed to departmental payroll administrators or Payroll Services, at payroll@wsu.edu.

Teleworking

Employees currently teleworking to comply with the state of Washington “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order are exempt from completing a formal telework agreement in accordance with BPPM 60.34, Telework Agreement.

As employees begin to return to a WSU work location, employees who will regularly work from an alternate work location after July 12, 2021, must have an approved telework agreement in place as outlined in the BPPM.   

A telework agreement is NOT required when:

  • Telework arrangement is for a short-term or intermittent period in anticipation the employee will return full-time to their WSU work location as part of a return to work plan. 
  • Incidental occurrences as defined in BPPM 60.34, Telework Agreement.

For questions, contact your HRS Service Team

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Flexible Scheduling

Upon prior authorization from the supervisor and if business operations allow, Civil Service and Administrative Professional employees may request a flexible schedule. Faculty members should seek approval from the appropriate department chair or director.

For additional information refer to Flexible Scheduling information on the HRS website.

Temporary Schedule Adjustments

If business operations allow, and an employee receives prior supervisor approval, overtime eligible employees may temporarily adjust their schedule to work additional hours during the workweek which work was missed.

Staff Policies

Administrative Professional

Civil Service

Represented Classified Employees

This information is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.

Updated 6/14/2021