Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

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Effective April 1, 2020, is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Provides for paid sick leave up to 80 hours.
FAA isn't really meant to be included, but on a manager's telcon today one of the speakers said a "nuance" makes the FAA included.
Was also posted in the FAA Daily Broadcast (quoted below).

And Department of labor wording: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights | U.S. Department of Labor

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed by the President in response to the spread of the pandemic.

The Department of Labor indicates the provisions of the FFCRA will be in effect from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

There are two components in particular that will be available to all FAA employees:

  1. the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, providing up to 80 hours of paid leave to employees for use in six categories related to the pandemic,
  2. the Emergency Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Expansion Act, which provides up to 10 weeks of paid FMLA leave to provide dependent care in connection with the pandemic.
The FAA is working diligently to have all of the tools in place to fully implement the Act; however, there are a number of implementation challenges. For example:

  • Creation of CASTLE and FPPS codes to account for FFCRA leave will require significant coordination with the Department of the Interior and Department of Transportation.
  • Pay limitations in FFCRA leave may result in shortfalls to paychecks of FAA employees who earn more than $511 per day (approximately $133,000 per year) for sick leave; and an even more restrictive limitation of around $200 per day for the FMLA leave.
Although we do not have all the implementation resources needed to answer all of your questions regarding the FFCRA, we are attaching the Department of Labor poster to provide a high-level overview. We will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available.
 

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NEA telecon on Saturday RVP said that we would be getting excused leave with a valid personal doctor's note, in contrast to their original ruling that a mandatory quarantine from a public health official was needed. I have about 60 hours of sick leave that needs to be reimbursed, FacRep says he's working on it (I'm sure my ATM is throwing a petulant temper tantrum).
 

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NEA telecon on Saturday RVP said that we would be getting excused leave with a valid personal doctor's note, in contrast to their original ruling that a mandatory quarantine from a public health official was needed. I have about 60 hours of sick leave that needs to be reimbursed, FacRep says he's working on it (I'm sure my ATM is throwing a petulant temper tantrum).
Yeah I’ll bet they get right on that one
 

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NEA telecon on Saturday RVP said that we would be getting excused leave with a valid personal doctor's note, in contrast to their original ruling that a mandatory quarantine from a public health official was needed. I have about 60 hours of sick leave that needs to be reimbursed, FacRep says he's working on it (I'm sure my ATM is throwing a petulant temper tantrum).
Since this says effective April 1, if I had to take leave waiting for my covid results before April 1, would I qualify for excused instead of sick? Or what are you using here with the effective date of apr 1?
 

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A little more guidance coming out about this.
If an employee requests leave, it's treated like any other leave request on whether it will be annual/sick/excused.
If an employee meets the requirements to take FFCRA leave, they have to specifically tell their management they want to take leave under FFCRA. And then management will tell their HR/LR/ETR who will make the determination.

If anyone takes this, report back on how it works out.
 
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Can't (shouldn't) go to work because if some COVID19 related reason? 80 hours of free sick leave at full pay (capped at $511/day).
2/3rds of pay if you're caring for a family member.
Also expanded FMLA.
 

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Can't (shouldn't) go to work because if some COVID19 related reason? 80 hours of free sick leave at full pay (capped at $511/day).
2/3rds of pay if you're caring for a family member.
Also expanded FMLA.
Thanks that document was a little tough
 
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