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. 

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave request 

COVID-19 FMLA Expanded Leave request

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.

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave request


Types of Leave (Resources):


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.



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.