Kansas Department of Administration

3. Employees Unable to Report to Work or Telework Due to Childcare

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

Pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), any employee who is not considered a health care provider or first responder and is unable to report to work or telework due to a need to care for a child under the age of 18 whose school or place of care is closed or whose child care provider is unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 continues to be eligible for partial paid leave if they have been employed by the State for at least 30 days.

Leave for Employees Unable to Report to Work or Telework Due to Childcare. Employees utilizing leave provided by the FFCRA due to childcare will receive paid leave in the amount of two-thirds of their regular pay. Employees may use their own accrued leave for the remaining one-third of their regular pay or may use leave without pay for that amount. The Office of Personnel Services (OPS) will be providing additional guidance to HR staff on how this leave will be recorded. Administrative leave for the remaining one-third will no longer be provided starting May 4, 2020.

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