COVID-19 Academic Personnel Advisories and Resources

Welcome to the COVID-19 Academic Personnel Office (APO) information page with links to important updates and resources for UC Riverside Faculty and Academic Appointees.

The situation continues to evolve on a daily basis and the guidance and information on this page may be updated at any time. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.  We appreciate your continued patience and understanding. For questions, please send an email to and

UCR COVID-19 Updates (link)

UCNet COVID-19 Updates for UC Employees (link)

UCOP Academic Personnel and Programs Updates (link)

Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and APO Updates

  • 2022 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) Guidance and Notice (09/30/2022) (pdf)
  • Vice Provost Jeske: Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) Extension (10/28/2021) (pdf)
  • Vice Provost Jeske: Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) - General Information and Frequently Asked Questions (08/17/2021) (pdf)
  • Vice Provost Jeske Memo: Delegation of Authority for Academic Leaves Related to COVID-19 (04/01/2021) (pdf)
  • COVID Dependent Care Modified Duties (to help address the impact of COVID-19 on faculty with dependent care responsibilities, UCR is implementing the interim COVID Dependent Care Modified Duties Program as a temporary exception to APM policy 760-28)
    • Vice Provost Jeske Memo (PDF)
    • Guidelines (PDF)
    • Application Form (PDF) (Word)
  • Temporary Exception to APM-710 Sick Leave and Paid Medical Leave for COVID-19 (this is a temporary exception to policy effective immediately through December 31, 2020 and applies on to those appointees covered under APM 710
    • UCOP EVP and Provost Brown Memo (link)
    • Vice Provost Jeske Memo (link)
    • Instructions for Policy Exception to APM 710 (link)
    • UCR UPAY 573 Academic Leave of Absence Form (link)
    • Supplemental Form for Policy Exception for APM 710 (link)
  • Vice Provost Jeske: Temporary 30- Day Separation Waiver of Recall Appointment Related to COVID-19 (08/04/2020) (pdf)
  • Academic Researchers Unit Updates Related to COVID-19 (04/24/2020) (pdf)
  • Vice Provost Walker Memo: Delegation of Authority for Academic Leaves Related to COVID-19 (04/21/2020) (pdf)
  • Vice Provost Walker Memo: Academic Personnel Updates Related to COVID-19 (03/20/2020) (pdf)
  • Vice Provost Walker & Dean Bowler Memo: Graduate Student Exception Related to COVID-19 (03/20/2020) (pdf)

UCR Keep Teaching (link)

UCR Keep Researching (link)

UCR Keep Working (link)

Campus Return (link)

UCPath and UCR Campus Support Center (link)

California State Government Coronavirus Response (link)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updates (link)

Riverside County Updates (link)


In accordance with UC Riverside's Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the Academic Personnel Office is closed and our operations will be conducted remotely via Zoom, phone and email.