Can I use my accruals to receive full pay instead of partial pay?
Excused leave under this Policy is in addition to existing rules and entitlement regarding leave (e.g. annual leave, CAR, and sick leave). An employee may waive excused leave at partial (two-thirds) pay authorized by this policy and use accrued annual leave or sick leave, if applicable, during the period of excused leave at partial pay.
What supporting documentation do I need?
Although supporting documentation may not be required for the application, it may be requested/required at some point by your Supervisor. You may be asked to provide documentation for any of the conditions covered under this excused leave. This may include a letter from your health care provider or a government agency.
Can I telework in lieu of taking this leave? As an alternative to excused leave, teleworking may be permitted for non-school-based staff, with prior supervisor approval, if the essential functions of the job can be performed remotely. However, supervisors are not required to create or allow a teleworking assignment for employees who cannot report to work in person for the reasons listed above. To the extent that teleworking is permitted, employees are still required to provide documentation of the reason for the in-person absence consistent with these criteria.
How do I apply?
- Complete the “Emergency Family Leave – Excused Leave at Partial Pay Form.” This form is also available on DHR Forms. If you are having difficulty opening this form, please check to make sure that it is not opening within your internet browser. If it is, save it to your desktop and open the file with Adobe Acrobat Reader. We have also included a simplified version under the Attachments section at the bottom of this page.
- Gather your supporting documentation and ensure that you have this ready. You may be asked by your Supervisor to provide documentation for any of the conditions covered under this excused leave.
- Submit your completed form via either of the following ways:firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, please send this from your DOE email address. Via fax: Fax your completed form to (718) 935-4350.
Via email: email the form to