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HR Power Hour - Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Shared screen with speaker view
Crystal Terhune, U of Maryland Extension, Financial Wellness
38:21
Will we get a copy of slides?
Shelby Byrd
39:31
Yes - We will be sharing a link to the recording as well as the resources referenced in the presentation after today's session.
Joseph Drasin
44:12
Are we also allowed to use normal sick leave?
vthomps2
44:48
Yes you can use normal sick leave to top off or by itself
Mary Kate S. Crawford
47:27
When "topping off" the 2/3 day of leave, is there an order of leave type that must be used?
vthomps2
48:15
The employee can decide which leave to use when topping off
Nina Hamedani
48:26
A question we've been receiving a lot: Can employees use regular sick leave if their daycare is closed?
Mary Kate S. Crawford
48:31
Thank you, VJ!
vthomps2
48:32
...as well as what order
Adrienne Newman
49:13
Does this also apply to Graduate Students
vthomps2
49:36
Nina, employees would need to use EFML and can decide whether to request EPSL but they run concurrently together (12 weeks total)
Crystal Terhune, U of Maryland Extension, Financial Wellness
49:49
Can we use the EPSL as-needed (hourly) or does it have to all be used in a consecutive 80-hour period of time? For example, someone might have daycare for only half-days, so might want to use 4 hours daily, as needed-- or may only need to use a few hours per week. . .
vthomps2
49:52
Yes Adrienne it applies to graduate students
Adrienne Newman
50:03
Thank you
Jesse C. Enyidah
50:17
Hi Crystal, you can use it as needed
vthomps2
50:18
Yes, EPSL can be used consecutively, intermittently or on a reduced schedule
Rebecca Damari
50:28
Adding to Crystal’s question, what about EFML: is it 12 weeks regardless of how many hours of leave someone uses per week?
vthomps2
50:51
Correct, 12 weeks total
Jesse C. Enyidah
50:52
Hi Rebecca, you can also use EFML like EPSL
Taylor McCall
51:29
Will the slides be emailed after the session?
Jesse C. Enyidah
51:41
Hi Taylor. yes they will
Taylor McCall
51:57
Thank you Jesse
Mary Kate S. Crawford
52:14
I noticed on the EPLE and FMLR form there is a requirement to list the place of childcare or school. What if the child care location is open, but only for limited number of children, hours per day, or the parent doesn't feel comfortable sending the child
Crystal Terhune, U of Maryland Extension, Financial Wellness
52:17
Should people consider applying for approval for the EPSL even if we are not yet sure if we'd need to use it?
Mary Kate S. Crawford
52:39
I echo Crystal's question
Kelly A Ridings
52:41
So he EPSL covers a 12 week period of time not 480 hours, so if you are able to work half time and only using 20 hours of EPSL a week, you can still only do that for 12 weeks?
Jesse C. Enyidah
53:35
Hi Crystal and Kate. VJ will read your question aloud for everyone. Thank you fo asking
Mary Kate S. Crawford
53:39
Thank you, Christine - appreciate the clarification
Crystal Terhune, U of Maryland Extension, Financial Wellness
54:30
What if childcare was being provided by a family member that is now unable to watch them due to their own medical vulnerabilities and need to self-quarantine? (if daycare was being provided by family, not a licensed childcare provider)
Sergio O. Fuentes
55:11
Can you review the process on how managers should code EFML leave in the timesheets application?
vthomps2
55:11
EFML covers 12 weeks which is equivalent to 480 hrs
Rebecca Damari
56:08
Can you clarify the response to Kelly’s question? Is it 12 weeks or 480 hours?
vthomps2
56:56
12 weeks consecutively or 480 hours if used intermittently or on a reduced schedule
Rebecca Damari
57:16
Thanks
vthomps2
57:33
My apologies Rebecca and Kelly, trying to type and talk, forgive me :-)
Kathryn Denise Sickles
57:39
If UMD plans to reopen in the upcoming weeks, but employees are not comfortable going to the office. Is there any plans to continue the liberal telework policy?
Adrienne Newman
57:47
I assume EMFL would not be applicable until diagnosis is received in the seeking diagnosis category. Correct?
Charm
57:58
What if you have to care for an elderly parent that is effected by the virus? Do you qualify?
Margarita Yochabel Rodriguez
59:08
For clarification, can you provide an example of what a modified work schedule would look like in combination with either type of leave/combination of leave
Adrienne Newman
59:45
Makes sense. Thank you
vthomps2
01:00:23
A full time employee working 1/2 days every day would be taking leave only 20 hrs/week so it would take them 24 weeks to use 480 hrs of leave
Crystal Terhune, U of Maryland Extension, Financial Wellness
01:00:29
So to clarify, all EPSL is counted/concurrent as Family Medical Leave-- and the advantage of using EPSL (instead of just using our regular sick or annual leave) is that 2/3 of the time is covered through the Families First Act (up to $220/day)-- so that it won't deplete our own regular leave balances quite as quickly.
Mary Kate S. Crawford
01:00:30
In addition to question about related to caring for an elderly parent, does the same apply to anyone in the household? I.e. if a spouse or partner is awaiting diagnosis or requires care?
Jesse C. Enyidah
01:01:10
Hi Crystal
Margarita Yochabel Rodriguez
01:01:17
Thank you.
Mary Kate S. Crawford
01:01:30
Thank you,
Jesse C. Enyidah
01:01:48
EPSL runs concurrent with with EFML is you use if for childcare. If you use it for a health reason it would not run concurrently
Shelby Byrd
01:05:41
COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY - https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_4Pzlxfat5Rnl0Nv
Carol-Ann Wood Agustin
01:06:11
So you could technically have someone who just started working and immediately go on leave 30 days later?
Adrienne Newman
01:06:20
Thank you all this was very helpful
Jacqueline D Wickham
01:06:33
I'm still confused. Do we need to use all our leave before we can access these two weeks?
Crystal Terhune, U of Maryland Extension, Financial Wellness
01:06:40
I hope that some sort of FAQ sheet goes out to folks or could get emailed, since there are many that may not realize this applies to their circumstances. . . could really make adifference for many people.
Mary Kate S. Crawford
01:06:42
Thank you for putting this together!
Stacey Voll
01:06:58
Thank you for all the information!
Jesse C. Enyidah
01:07:16
Hi Carol-Ann. That's correct.
vthomps2
01:08:58
There are FAQ's and great resources on our website as well as DOL that should be helpful: https://uhr.umd.edu/coronavirus/families-first-coronavirus-response-act/
Jacqueline D Wickham
01:09:49
Thank you
Danie
01:10:03
Thank you, all!
Sheril Renee Hance
01:10:04
Thank you all for a wonderful presentation.
Maria O Somarriba
01:10:13
Thank you
nelumala
01:10:15
Thank you
Srivamsi Krishnareddy Borra
01:10:24
Thank you all!
Jonathan Stephanoff
01:10:27
thanks everyone.
Charm
01:10:42
Thank you. This was an informative presentation.
jgopiset
01:10:54
Thank you.
Martha Shrader
01:10:56
Thanks.
Anna C. Connors
01:11:07
Just occurred to me and I’m not sure if I missed it, but can EFML be used in additional to regular FMLA?