Other pages about the topic: coronavirus

2020 federal COVID-19 leave laws and how they apply to state employees

Summary of leave provisions in the 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed by Congress on March 18, 2020. It includes two different employee leave acts:

COVID-19 telework policy memorandum

This information helps organizations navigate telework questions related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We hope this resource helps you make sound decisions in the workplace. This guidance applies to general government employers. Higher education employers may choose to follow this guidance.

Please note: We will adjust these guidelines as we learn more about the spread and impacts of the virus and adjust business operations.

State funds distributed for COVID-19 outbreak response

State funds totaling $171.7 million have been distributed to state agencies and institutions to use to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak crisis. This is part of a total $200 million in funds budgeted by the Legislature in Engrossed House Bill 2965. The current allocations are listed below. Click the column headings to sort by that column, or use the search box to filter by keyword:

Telework resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many state employees are working from home. This has forced employees and supervisors to find innovative ways to keep services going. The information on this page provides various resources to help employees be successful as they continue to navigate extended telework.  

Getting started with mobile work

Each agency and workgroup will have unique circumstances that will inform telework policies. Make sure to check with your manager and human resources for more specific information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - HR guidance for state agencies

Information to help state agencies and higher education institutions prepare for and respond to issues and questions related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).