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CUE COVID-19: Employee Absences and Pay Information

Posted on: Mar 13, 2020

CUE Pay Continuance, Medical Certificates and Medical Leave Reporting

CUE will provide salary continuance as described below during COVID-19 pandemic event and during all CUE Pandemic Plan response levels.

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With the health, safety and wellness of CUE Members and of the greater community in mind, CUE is asking Employees to self-isolate, work remotely or stay home when appropriate. This will contribute to reducing the spread of COVD-19.

 


 

For Faculty and Academic Service Officers

When you have been advised by a health care provider to self-isolate, or have returned from international travel, or are aware you have been exposed to COVID-19; and

When you share a household with someone who has been advised to self-isolate by a health care provider, or has returned from international travel, you are expected to self-isolate as well.

  • Faculty and Academic Service Officers are to contact their supervisor via email or phone call, advising of the absence and estimated return to work date. Do Not Attend Campus.
  • Faculty and Academic Service Officers will continue to receive regular pay during the self-isolation period
  • Faculty and Academic Service Officers are not required to provide a medical certificate for the absence
  • Faculty and Academic Service Officers will not be requested to record time as medical leave taken, so the time will not be charged against annual medical leave entitlements
  • Faculty and Academic Service Officers will be required to record the self-isolation absence in myAvanti as COVID Paid Leave code

If you have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Faculty and Academic Service Officers are to contact their supervisor advising of the absence and estimated return to work date. Do Not Attend Campus.
  • Faculty and Academic Service Officers will participate in the short-term disability process. Human Resources will assist with this process.
  • Faculty will continue to receive their regular salary paid by CUE
  • Academic Service Officers will receive salary through short-term disability provider Equitable Life at 66% of regular salary. CUE will top-up to 100% of salary for the first four weeks of short-term disability related to the COVID-19 illness.
  • Faculty and Academic Service Officers will be required to record the COVID -19 absence in myAvanti as COVID Paid Leave code

 

For Staff and Hourly Staff

When you have been advised by a health care provider to self-isolate, or have returned from international travel, or are aware you have been exposed to COVID-19; and

When you share a household with someone who has been advised to self-isolate by a health care provider, or has returned from international travel, you are expected to self-isolate as well.

  • Staff are to contact their supervisor via email or phone call, advising of the absence and estimated return to work date. Do Not Attend Campus.
  • Staff will continue to receive regular pay during self-isolation period
  • Hourly Staff who were scheduled to work and cannot due to self-isolation will receive their pre-scheduled hours as pay. The Supervisor must enter the hours for the Hourly Staff into myAvanti in order for the Hourly Staff to be paid.
  • Staff are not required to provide a medical certificate for the absence
  • Staff will not be requested to record time as medical leave taken, so the time will not be charged against annual medical leave entitlements
  • Staff and Hourly Staff will be required to record the self-isolation absence in myAvanti as COVID Paid Leave code

If you have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Staff are to contact their supervisor advising of the absence and estimated return to work date. Do Not Attend Campus.
  • Permanent Staff will participate in the short-term disability process. Human Resources will assist with this process. Non-permanent Staff will continue to receive their regular salary and benefits as per their terms and conditions of employment.
  • Permanent Staff will receive salary through short-term disability provider Equitable Life at 66% of regular salary. CUE will top-up to 100% of salary for the first four weeks of short-term disability related to the COVID-19 illness.
  • Hourly Staff who were scheduled to work will receive their pre-scheduled hours as pay. The Supervisor must enter the hours for the Hourly Staff into my-Avanti in order for the Hourly Staff to be paid.
  • All Staff will be required to record the COVID -19 absence in myAvanti as COVID Paid Leave code

 

For Academic Colleagues (Sessional Instructors)

When you have been advised by a health care provider to self-isolate, or have returned from international travel, or are aware you have been exposed to COVID-19; and

When you share a household with someone who has been advised to self-isolate by a health care provider, or has returned from international travel, you are expected to self-isolate as well.

  • The Academic Colleague is to contact their supervisor via email or phone call, advising of the absence and estimated return to work date. Do Not Attend Campus.
  • Academic Colleagues will continue to receive regular pay during the COVID-19 self-isolation period
  • Academic Colleagues are not required to provide a medical certificate for the absence

If you have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • The Academic Colleague is to contact their supervisor advising of the absence and estimated return to work date. Do Not Attend Campus.
  • Academic Colleagues will continue to receive regular pay during COVID-19 medical absence period

 

CUE Pandemic Plan Response Level 3

  • Essential employees and services continue through working remotely, and they will receive pay for hours worked
  • Non-essential employees are not required to work remotely and will continue to receive their regular pay
  • All new hires who are to start employment during response level 3 will be advised their start date will be delayed