COVID-19 policy updates
Two types of administrative leave for COVID-19 related reasons have been authorized for all regular, fixed duration, and project appointment staff positions meeting qualifying criteria.
Employees who meet certain requirements can maintain insurance coverage as long as they remain in pay status for at least eight hours in each calendar month.
The University is committed to supporting employees who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Temporary hourly staff employees working in critical positions essential to maintain safe hospital and institutional operations during COVID-19 are exempt from maximum hour limits.
Due to physical proximity precautions associated with COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has relaxed rules regarding the physical presence requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).
The University strongly encourages all employees to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.
The resolution as approved allows for UW employees in eligible positions to earn PEBB benefits eligibility the first of the month in which they are hired.
University of Washington regular contract covered, classified non-union, and professional staff may volunteer to be reassigned to a position in the medical centers as an alternative to furlough.
This page summarizes the time off options for various scenarios related to COVID-19.
The University is temporarily suspending the 240-hour vacation accumulation cap and annual forfeiture of vacation time off on an employee’s anniversary date for classified staff under certain conditions.