COVID-19 and AP issues

COVID-19 Related Leave Resources for Academic Appointees

Academic Personnel Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Related Leaves (updated 10/6/21)

COVID-19 Related Leave for Academic Appointees: Guidance for Supervisors (updated 3/31/21)

COVID-19 Related Guidance for Unit 18 (updated 4/17/20)

Academics that do not use CalTime can fill out a Sabbatical Leave/Special Leave of Absence from (UPAY 573) to record the use of COVID-19 paid administrative leave. A sample form, partially filled out for this type of leave, may be found here

Academics requesting EPSL may use this form to request such a leave.

List of campus FAQs regarding the use of COVID-19 paid administrative leave by academics (we will update the list as needed). 

General Academic Personnel Guidance during COVID-19 Pandemic

Campus reviewers in the future will understand that the COVID-19 pandemic had a prolonged disruptive impact on research and teaching, and will interpret records of review periods including the pandemic accordingly. Make sure that you discuss the consequences of the pandemic on your record in your self-evaluative statements.

Temporary Policy for Faculty Retiring in 2021 (posted 7/13/20, updated 3/8/21)

Temporary Merit Offset Policy (posted 7/13/20)

A temporary policy of forgiveness of the return-to-service requirement (posted 6/20/20)

Academic Personnel Senate Faculty Guidance

Update on Sabbaticals (issued as a CalMessage to senate faculty on 4/6/20)

Academic Personnel Instructional Faculty Guidance

Academic Researcher Guidance

Campus Hiring Freeze Information

Senate Faculty Hiring Update

Hiring Freeze FAQs

Other Resources

Campus Practice on COVID sabbatical credits (added 9/22/21)

UC COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Guidance on Returning to Onsite Work for Academic Appointees

Interim COVID-Related Dependent Care Modified Duties (a program for ladder-rank faculty)

Bridging Grant Program for Assistant Professors (uploaded 6/30/20)

COVID-19 Stop the Clock Certification Form (updated 3/25/21) Up to two years off the clock can be approved at the campus level; requests beyond two years require UCOP approval. Units should submit the clock stoppage request to APO, and APO will route to UCOP for review if necessary.

Fall 2021 Exception Request Form to Telework from Abroad

FAQs Regarding Working from Abroad

Resources for faculty on productivity, teaching, strategic planning, and self-care from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). If you have not already logged in as part of Berkeley's institutional membership, you can access the site quickly by following these steps: Click Join Now, select UC Berkeley from the list, click Activate My Membership, and use your Berkeley email address to sign up.