On September 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill ("AB") 152 into law. The bill amends the Labor Codes, making several important changes to how COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) is administered. SPSL is now extended through December 31, 2022 (it was previously set to expire on September 30, 2022). The extension doesn’t provide employees with additional hours of SPSL—employees who have already exhausted their SPSL bank (or banks) are not entitled to more. Employees are still subject to a cap of 80 total hours of SPSL in 2022. However, an employee who is taking SPSL on December 31, 2022, is allowed to continue the remainder of their covered absence uninterrupted, so a few leaves may extend into 2023.
The District's 10/1/2022-12/31/2022 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Policy was reviewed and approved by IAFF and SEIU and is posted below.2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) Policy