The Leave of Absence Department is experiencing an extremely high volume of leave cases. Responses will be delayed, but your leave will be processed. Please allow additional time for approval. If your paycheck does not look right due to time out of the office, it is likely due to your leave not being approved by the payroll deadline. We will ensure you are paid correctly and back date any necessary changes for approved leaves. Thank you for your patience!
Please note the following important changes to the accommodations process:
All COVID-19 accommodations granted under the Governor’s Order, including remote work arrangements will end by 5/31/2021 due to the expiration of the Governor’s order.
COVID Leave Pay Information:
Emergency Leave- Employee: This is for employees that have symptoms or are positive for COVID. DPS will be paying from your Sick Leave Bank, Sick, Vacation and Personal
Emergency Leave-Individual in Household: Employee that needs to care for an Individual in household. DPS will require documentation. DPS will be paying employees: your own Sick, Vacation, Personal (optional), then Sick Leave Bank
Emergency Leave- Child Care: Employee’s child’s school or child care is closed. DPS will require documentation. DPS will be paying employees: your own Sick, Vacation, Personal (optional), then Sick Leave Bank
Accommodation Requests for COVID-19
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employees are entitled to a Reasonable Accommodation which will allow them to complete the essential functions of their job. Reasonable Accommodations may take many forms: changes to the workplace, work schedule adjustments, remote work arrangements, leaves, etc.
In order to receive a Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you will need a signed Medical Verification Form from your medical provider. If your medical provider advises that you will need a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA, a member of the Leave of Absence Team will work with you to identify an appropriate accommodation. To make an ADA Reasonable Accommodation request, please follow the instructions found on The Commons.
Please note: To assist with planning for the upcoming school year, we ask that you submit your request for an ADA Reasonable Accommodation by June 6, 2021. This is particularly important if you anticipate requesting a leave of absence or remote work arrangement, which would prevent you from reporting to work in-person.
Appealing Accommodation Denials
Appeals must be submitted within ten (10) days of the denial letter. If the Leave of Absence Team does not receive your appeal within ten (10) days of the denial letter, the decision will be considered final.
Send your appeal to LeaveOfAbsence@dpsk12.org.