Guidance for Employees

Review FAQs for UCSF Employees in PeopleConnect about paid leave, health and safety, reassignment, and other topics. 

For information about returning to onsite work or learning, visit the Return-to-OnSite Work Guidelines webpage. 

Below, you will find guidance on the following topics:

Are you working on-site at UCSF?  Reminder that anyone working in a UCSF facility must complete a daily health screening for authorization to work. Learn more »

COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Shot Policy

Updated September 26, 2022

UCSF Ends Surveillance Testing for Unvaccinated Individuals

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has recently eliminated the requirement for weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing of persons who are not up to date with current COVID-19 vaccination requirements who work in health care settings and other high-risk environments. Daily health screeners remain 

Updated December 22, 2021

UCSF is requiring all eligible UCSF employees and learners to receive a booster shot by Jan. 31, 2022. UCSF's goal is to get at least 98 percent of the UCSF community vaccinated with a booster, the same vaccination rate it achieved with the initial COVID-19 doses.

Find more information on the UCSF COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub »

Telework Guidelines and Resources

Updated May 5, 2021

UCSF is extending its work-from-home guidance through March 1, 2022 for employees who can perform their University duties remotely.

Looking toward a post-pandemic future, UCSF supports flexibility and ongoing telework for job duties that can be done remotely, integrating ongoing telework with a combination of on-site work, as part of the way it does business.

Check the UCSF Telework site for more information and resources. 

Flu Vaccination Policy

The University of California requires the UCSF community to receive an influenza vaccine to protect our faculty, staff, students and learners during the combined COVID-19 epidemic and flu season. Read more here.

Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Updated May 10, 2021

UC Office of the President (UCOP) released updated information on May 10, 2021, about staff and academic employees’ eligibility for Emergency Paid Sick Leave (ESPL). Employees are eligible for up to 80 hours of paid leave for use when they cannot work due to COVID-19 related qualifying reasons.

 Emergency Voluntary Catastrophic Leave Sharing Program

UCSF has developed an Emergency Catastrophic Leave Donation Program (EVCLSP) to support faculty, non-faculty academics, and staff employees across all of UCSF (Campus and Health) that are unable to work due to COVID-19 impacts. Eligibility to receive donations requires exhaustion of Vacation, Sick Leave, PTO, Extended Sick/Illness Leave, Compensatory Time Off, and COVID-19 Paid Administrative Leave.

Eligible donors may elect to donate to the temporary emergency bank for staff affected by COVID or they may donate to a specific person under the existing VCLSP program. The maximum donation an employee may make to these two programs is forty (40) hours in a twelve-month calendar period. Eligible recipient employees can receive up to 16 hours of Emergency Catastrophic Leave.


Request for Anonymity for AB 685 Notification Purposes

AB 685 requires the University of California to notify exclusive union representatives of the names of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 and who worked onsite during the infectious period. Under 8 CCR 14300.29(b)(7), employees may request that their names not be included in such notifications so long as such a request is voluntary and independent.

Submit a request for anonymity