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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?
GENERAL What New Leave Benefits Were Created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)? The Act created two new types of leave: (1) up to 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave for specific qualifying reasons (discussed below), and (2) Public Health Emergency Leave, which amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave for an additional qualifying reason related to the closure of a minor child’s school or place of care because of COVID-19. When will the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and the expanded FMLA benefits be available for me to use? You are able to use Emergency Paid Sick Leave and the expanded FMLA benefits starting April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. For how long must I have been employed with the Postal Service to be eligible for these new types of leave? All employees, regardless of tenure, are immediately eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave if they have a qualifying reason (discussed below) to take such leave. Employees who have been employed by the Postal Service for more than 30 days are eligible to take FMLA leave for the qualifying reason related to the closure of a minor child’s school or place of care because of COVID-19. I am a noncareer employee; do I have access to these new benefits? Yes, eligibility criteria for these new types of leave make no distinction based on career or noncareer status. Are part-time employees eligible to receive these benefits? Yes, part-time employees are eligible to receive these benefits. However, part time employees are only eligible for leave equal to the number of hours they are scheduled to work, or, if they have a variable schedule, the average number of hours worked over the preceding six months. How that applies to each type of leave is discussed further below. EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE How do I qualify for Emergency Paid Sick Leave? You qualify for Emergency Paid Sick Leave if you are unable to work or telework because of one of the following
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Through a partnership with American Income Life Insurance Company, additional benefits are being provided to all members of APWU Local 303.
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