On October 20, 2020, CalHR Director Eraina Ortega issued an order to state departments to suspend policies that require leave balances be reduced below the vacation/annual leave cap. Departments are directed to not require employees to implement leave-reduction plans until the 2020 Personal Leave Program (2020 PLP) ends or July 1, 2022, whichever is sooner.
This is welcome news for ACSS members and consistent with ACSS’ requests to CalHR to address the leave-cap for excluded employees during the duration of the 2020 PLP. With the additional 2020 PLP time off, many excluded employees would have a difficult time meeting leave-reduction plans. CalHR’s action recognizes this difficulty and gives employees and departments more flexibility to meet critical work demands during the ongoing pandemic.
If you have any questions about leave policies or CalHR’s direction to departments, please contact your ACSS Labor Relations Representative.