Leaves of Absence
Things you need to know regarding the various types of leaves and the process
This section is intended to assist in defining various leaves most commonly requested by employees.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA)
FFRCA (US Dept of Labor Poster)- Paid leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and expanded family and medical leave under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.
Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)
SPSL (Dept of Industrial Relations poster)- Under Senate Bill 95 there are additional reasons available to employees who are unable to work or telework.
Types of Leave (Resources):
- Family Medical Leave Act (US Dept of Labor Fact Sheet)
- California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
- Changes to CFRA Effective 1/1/21
- Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)
- Military Leave
- Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking notice
FMLA and CFRA along with Pregnancy disability leave are all unpaid leave. However, employees can opt to use their accrued sick and/or vacation to remain in paid status.
Paid Parental Leave (AB 2393 child bonding) is defined as leave taken for the birth of a child of an employee or the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care. This leave is a total of 12 weeks and runs concurrently with CFRA (child bonding unpaid leave) . This leave is compensated at 50% pay. Does not require FMLA/CFRA eligibility.
*Please note: SBCC does not contribute to State Disability Insurance (SDI). Santa Barbara City College offers generous sick leave benefits. Refer to your CSEA agreement, Faculty Association agreement or Advancing Leadership agreement for details on leaves.
- Faculty FMLA request
- Classified FMLA request
- Adjunct Paid Parental Leave request
- Medical Verification- Return from leave
- Medical Verification- Request for an accommodation
Please contact Sharon Remacle in Human Resources at ext. 2713 if you need to request a leave of absence or have any questions regarding a leave of absence.