Packets of information – including guidelines, procedures and request forms – are now available for the new paid leave programs!
ALL SEIU 721 members in LA County can now submit requests. There are two information packets:
- Packet B for employees in “exempt” Departments (DHS, DPH, DMH, Coroner, Probation, Fire, Sheriff, ISD, Public Works, DPSS, DCFS)
- Packet A for employees in all other Departments.
For employees in “exempt” Departments (the vast majority of SEIU Local 721 members), the County has created two new leave programs: “COVID Paid Leave” and “COVID Leave” – that are virtually identical to EPSL and FMLA Emergency Leave, respectively.
COVID Paid Leave = EPSL Leave
COVID Leave = FMLA Leave
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The only difference is that the County-created leave programs – COVID Paid Leave and COVID Leave – require the approval of the Department Head or his/her designee (Department HR). All other aspects of these leave programs are identical to the leave programs (EPSL and FMLA Emergency Leave) that are available to employees in non-exempt departments.
The packets include the forms that employees should complete and submit when requesting leave. The complete packets, including request forms, are available for download – Packet A here and Packet B here.