Based on the Federal Department of Labor regulations, the federally mandated Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) program ended December 31, 2020.

FFCRA Time & Leave Reporting Instructions December 2020

For employees on FFCRA leave during the month of December 2020, in order to process payment of EPSL and EFML completed and appropriately signed/authorized paper Time and Leave Reports MUST be emailed to HRS Disability Services upon approval of leave designation.

See the FFCRA Time & Leave Recording Instructions – with Workday for December 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 time and leave reporting.


With the expiration of the FFCRA, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Acts are no longer available effective January 1, 2021. See below for leave and work options for those that may be impacted COVID-19 events.

New! COVID-19 Leave Scenarios & Available Benefits

Please see the COVID-19 Leave Scenarios & Available Benefits for information on time off and leave of absence options for COVID-19 related reasons.

Shared Leave

On March 17, 2020 HB 2739, signed into state law, expands provisions of the state’s shared leave program to cover certain COVID-19 related absences. Proclamation 20-05 provisions are currently in place, until the termination of the COVID-19 State of Emergency or 11:59 p.m. on January 19, 2021, whichever occurs first.

Leave & Work Options

WSU continues to support and encourage the utilization of robust telework opportunities when feasible while navigating work and personal lives through the pandemic.

Personal Leave Options

When alternate work options may not be available, see the below resources to assist in leaves of absence options.

Requesting Leaves of Absence & Time Off

Please see the below resources to assist with requesting a leave of absence or time offs through Workday and Disability Services.

Paid Family and Medical Leave

The state of Washington offers Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) benefits to eligible workers. The statewide program is administered by the Employment Security Department (ESD).

State of Washington Resources

Please see the below State of Washington Resources.

Washington State Human Rights Commission

WSU COVID-19 Resources

Please see the below COVID-19 policies and program resources.