Review of Additions/Updates/Revisions to Presidential Policies

This section includes two types of policy actions:  

  1. Presidential Policies that have been updated or revised with minor changes that the Policy Owner has submitted as “technical and non-substantive” and do not, therefore, require the full vetting of the Presidential Policy process.  These are changes that often provide clarification to language based on feedback and questions from the campuses.  
  2. Presidential Policies that the Policy Owner has recommended for rescission, because they are no longer needed or applicable.  

Both of these policy actions will be posted here for 30 days to solicit comments or questions.  

Please identify any issues that may result from these updates to Presidential Policies. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Policy Office.  After the end of the comment period, the policies will be updated as posted, the current policies replaced, and, if necessary, sent to the President for action.

Policy # Policy Title Type of Change Reason for Change Comment Period End Comments
PPSM-2.210 Absence from Work Technical Revision

The Policy has undergone a technical review to comply with state revisions to The
California Family Rights Act (CFRA), which is effective on January 1, 2021. 

The following changes to CFRA will affect Family and Medical Leave (FML) administration at UC:

  • Expanding the category of family members for whom an employee may take leave to provide care to include grandparents, grandchildren, siblings.
  • In addition, CFRA is expanding the category of children for whom an employee may take leave to provide care. The child no longer has to be under 18 or an adult dependent child.
  • Expanding the reasons for which leave may be taken to include Qualifying Exigency Leave. Qualifying Exigency Leave is leave taken because of a qualifying exigency related to the covered active duty or call to covered active duty of an employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the Armed Forces of the United States.
The policy was revised with:
  1. Technical and clarifying edits, for compliance with the above legal requirements of CFRA and corresponding updates to FML implementation parameters;
  2. Typographical and/or stylistic amendments, including: alphabetizing Definitions; using acronyms after
    first reference, capitalizing or spelling out numerals per UC style guide; and deleting links to old policies;
  3. Removing any existing gendered pronouns and replacing them with gender-neutral language; and
  4. Fixing formatting and/or typographical errors.
3/20/2021 Leave a Comment!