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May 18, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

This is to provide clarification related to the recent announcement of leave benefits under Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“E-FMLA”). Employees wishing to apply for EPSLA and/or E-FMLA should submit their requests through the OneSource Portal. In addition, please note the following important information:

  • In order to apply to EPSLA or E-FMLA, you must confirm that you have an active work schedule.  You will be asked to confirm your work schedule and will be required to provide your standard work schedule for the days that will be charged against your EPSLA and/or E-FMLA entitlement.
  • You may take EPSLA and/or E-FMLA intermittently for full day increments only.

We continue to urge all supervisors to use their discretion in working with employees to allow for flexible telecommuting workplans, flexible work schedules, and split shift agreements to the extent possible.

In order to assist you in understanding EPSLA and E-FMLA benefits and process, we have prepared frequently asked questions and answers which can be found at OneSource at FAQ—EPSLA and E-FMLA.

If you have additional questions, please contact OneSource Rutgers Faculty and Staff Service Center at 732-745-SERV (7378) or at


Vivian Fernández
Senior Vice President for Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness