University of Wisconsin–Madison

Leave Options Related to COVID-19

UW–Madison provides a variety of potential leave options to employees when they are unable to work or telework for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Telework is defined as work you perform while you are at home or at a location other than your normal workplace.) These leave options apply to employees in the following employment categories: Faculty, Academic Staff, Limited Appointees, or University Staff.

The Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA) provided paid leave entitlements for COVID related reasons from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. These leave entitlements expired on December 31, 2020.

The leave options that you may qualify for are based on a number of factors. The information on this page is designed to help you understand the various leave options and determine which, if any, may apply to your individual circumstances.

Help is available in determining which leave programs you qualify for. You do not need to navigate these leave options on your own.

All leave programs require you to make a leave request and follow your college, school, or division’s leave request process. Resources to help you make a leave request are provided below.

Please note: UW–Madison’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in rapid changes in HR procedures. Information is being released as it becomes available. Please continue to monitor this page for additions and updates.

Request for COVID-19 Related Leave Form (PDF download)
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Instructions for Requesting COVID-19 Related Leave (PDF)
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Student Hourly Instructions for Requesting Emergency Leave (PDF)

How to Report Leave under Federal Emergency COVID-19 Leave Programs (PDF)

Leave Options for Leave Related to COVID-19: An Overview for Employees (PDF)

Questions?

More information can be found in the frequently asked questions.

If you need additional clarification, please contact your supervisor or the local human resources contact where you work.

Language assistance is available.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Language Assistance

Español  /  Spanish
608-265-0838
solanabel.rodriguez@wisc.edu

Hmoob  /  Hmong
608-263-2217
jzong.thao@wisc.edu

བོད་ཡིག  /  Tibetan
608-890-2545
yangbum.gyal@wisc.edu

中文  /  Chinese
608-890-2628
shuwen.li@wisc.edu

नेपाली  /  Nepali
608-262-7521
parwat.regmi@wisc.edu