COVID Leave for Child Care

  • This leave type is specific for employees who have lost childcare due to COVID-19 related closures. Childcare related leaves follow Family Medical Care Act (FMLA) guidelines and are eligible for up to twelve weeks of leave.

    This includes, but is not limited to, school closures, camp closures, and daycare center closures.

Compensation While on Leave

  • You are eligible for pay during this leave. Contact the Leave of Absence team to determine what pay you are eligible for while on leave. 720-423-3092 or

Who's Eligible?

  • Employees who have been with DPS for at least 30 days.

How to Request

  • You can request a Leave through TruePay. Use this How To Guide to submit your request. We recommend using a computer to submit your request as mobile devices have been found to be unsuccessful. 

    Please Note: You will select Emergency Leave on the TruePay site. This is the COVID related leave option.

    Questions? Call 720-423-3092 or email