Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/21/2022 - 5:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 5. Action on a Request to Approve Limited Implementation of Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) for MPS Employees through June 30, 2023
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 6.20 - Contracts, Employee Benefits, and Compensation Plans
Attachments EPSL Policy FY23
File Attachment:
EPSL policy FY23 v2.pdf
Background: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provided employees with Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. While the FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020, the Board approved extension of the EPSL through June 30, 2021. In the July 2021 board cycle, the Board approved a limited implementation of EPSL through June 16, 2022. The Administration is now seeking the Board's approval to extend a further limited provision of the EPSL benefit through June 30, 2023.

Under this extension, emergency paid sick leave will be available for employees as outlined in the attached policy document. The proposed extension will be superseded by any COVID-19 leave benefits enacted by the state or federal government that MPS is mandated to follow. This leave entitlement is in addition to an employee's regular sick leave balance.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures. The ESSER III Budget set aside $2,000,000.00 for continued implementation of Emergency Paid Sick Leave.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval by the Board, the Administration will implement limited Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) for MPS employees through June 30, 2023.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve continued implementation of Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) for MPS employees through June 30, 2023, in alignment with a limited provision of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) Policy as detailed in the attachment.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Adria Maddaleni - Chief Human Resources Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent