The following list of frequently asked questions is provided for general guidance to employees and is subject to modification as information evolves and becomes available.

If an employee has a specific question not included in the FAQs or a question regarding the availability of the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan for his or her situation, that employee should speak with his or her supervisor. If the supervisor needs additional guidance, that supervisor should contact University Human Resource Services.

In all situations, final decisions regarding the implementation of the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan will be made by the Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer.

For Employees with Duties On Campus

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees.

If an employee is scheduled to work on campus, but needs adjustment to the time of day to complete assigned work, that employee should speak with his or her supervisor to determine if a modified schedule can be implemented. However, if a modified work schedule cannot be identified, then the following will apply.

As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

If an employee is considered essential but does not want to work, that employee should talk with his or her supervisor about what other leave options are available. The Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan will not cover absences for an employee who can work, but decides not to do so. The plan was created to support employees who are unable to work to COVID-19 due to related reasons.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. If an employee who is working remotely needs adjustment to the time of day to complete assigned work, that employee should work with his or her supervisor to determine if a modified schedule can be implemented. However, if a modified work schedule cannot be identified, then the following will apply.

As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. If an employee is feeling well and can complete assigned duties, no leave is necessary. However, if an employee is not feeling well enough to complete duties due to COVID-9 related reasons, the following will apply.

As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. However, if an employee who is working remotely is not feeling well enough to complete duties due to COVID-19 related reasons, the following will apply.

As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. If an employee who is working remotely needs adjustment to the time of day to complete assigned work, that employee should work with his or her supervisor to determine if a modified schedule can be implemented. However, if a modified work schedule cannot be identified, then the following will apply.

As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee's regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

If an employee is assigned to work remotely, but does not want to work, that employee should talk with his or her supervisor about what leave options are available. The Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan will not cover absences for an employee who can work, but decides not to do so. The plan was created to support employees who are unable to work to COVID-19 related reasons.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees and our students, including our students who are available for assignments as previously scheduled. Students who can be assigned remote work should continue to receive assignments. Also, if students can be assigned essential duties on campus, students should continue to receive assignments through the end of the current academic semester. However, if a student worker cannot be assigned remote work or essential duties, and that student is available to complete the assignment, then the follow will apply.

As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a student worker is available to work as scheduled but due to COVID-19 related reasons is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus, that student employee will continue to receive his or her pay through his or her regular assignment for the remainder of the current academic semester.

A student utilizing Federal Work Study as part of a financial aid package will also receive his or her pay through his or her regular assignment for the remainder of the current academic semester.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees and our students, including our graduate assistants. As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a graduate assistant was available as scheduled to perform graduate assistant duties, but due to COVID-19 related reasons was unable to perform those duties remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus, that graduate assistant will continue to receive his or her pay through his or her regular assignment. Graduate assistants will also continue to be eligible for tuition remission through the remainder of the current academic semester.

Our primary goal is to protect the health and financial wellbeing of our employees. If an employee can only work a portion of his or her normal schedule, that employee should speak with his or her supervisor to determine if there might be a way to complete assigned work by modifying the time of day the work is done. However, if a modified schedule is not possible, the following will apply.

As part of Ball State’s Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, if a full-time or part-time employee is unable to work remotely or unable to perform essential duties on campus due to COVID-19 related reasons, that employee will continue to receive his or her regular base pay through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. This would include circumstances when the employee is only able to work part of his or her normal schedule due to COVID-19 reasons. This additional paid leave will not reduce the employee’s pre-existing paid leave balances.

In the event the employee qualifies for any of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the designated Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Any employee who was absent due to a COVID-19 related reason and has now been cleared by his or her health care provider to return to work, should contact his or her supervisor for instructions on returning to work.

The University is open as Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-08 specifically identified public universities, such as Ball State, as essential businesses. Therefore, the University is open and operating. The existence of the Order does not constitute a COVID-19 related reason for an absence under the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan.

There are two new Federal leave programs available April 1, 2020. The first is the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (Emergency FMLA). The second is Emergency Paid Leave Act. There are specific criteria for each of these. If an employee qualifies for one of the new Federal leaves available after April 1, 2020, the University will make available a supplement to the Federal leave amounts to make certain that the employee receives his or her regular base pay through the time period of the Federal leave, through June 30, 2020, or the employee’s regular employment period, whichever comes first. These leave programs will coordinate with the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Learn more about available Federal Leave Programs.

The Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave plan begins with the pay period beginning March 22, 2020.

An employee with additional questions should speak with his or her supervisor. Supervisors should speak with University Human Resource Services to clarify questions regarding leave availability. Supervisors with questions regarding the applicability of one of the Federal leave programs should contact University Human Resource Services immediately.