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Administrative Leave Offered for Vaccination Appointments

By Maryland Today Staff

Rythee Lambert-Jones, interim assistant vice president for University Human Resources (UHR) sent the following email to faculty and and staff today:

Protecting the health and safety of the campus community during the continuing pandemic remains a priority. As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, all university employees are encouraged to get vaccinated when they are eligible to help control the spread of the virus.

To assist you and provide a greater opportunity for vaccination, UHR is pleased to announce that you may use up to two hours of administrative leave to get vaccinated, as of March 1. This administrative leave is available for use as follows:

  • Administrative leave is available for vaccine appointments only, to regular and Contingent II staff and faculty.
  • You may use up to two hours of administrative leave for each COVID-19 vaccine appointment, up to two appointments/doses, for a total of up to four hours. This leave is available regardless of the location where you receive your vaccine.
  • Record administrative leave on the timesheet as "Admin Lv-COVID VAX."
  • To ensure minimal disruption to work, provide your supervisor with as much advance notice as possible of the appointment date and time.
  • You should return to work once you have received the vaccine dose, unless you are on approved leave.
  • If you have an adverse reaction or don't feel well enough to return to work following vaccination, use accrued sick leave in accordance with established policies.
  • This administrative leave is only available for vaccine appointments beginning on or after March 1; time records will not be adjusted retroactively.

As our University Health Center director has emphasized, after getting vaccinated, please continue following the 4 Maryland healthy behaviors—wear your mask, keep your distance from others, wash your hands, stay home if you feel ill and get tested every two weeks if you come to campus.

For more information about vaccinations, please visit the 4 Maryland website or the state of Maryland vaccination website. If you have questions, please contact the UHR Support Team at 301.405.7575.


Rythee Lambert-Jones
Interim Assistant Vice President,
University Human Resources

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