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Time-Off Policies and Guidance

Employees should continue to submit timesheets and leave reports as scheduled, even during periods of telework or illness. 

Follow the instructions below to access Self-Service Banner (SSB) from off campus.

Please confirm your ability to log in to SSB several days before the end of a pay period to prevent delays in payroll processing.  Contact the ITS Solution Center if you need assistance.

Colorado College Time-Off Policies Related to COVID-19

Given that this is an evolving situation, further updates may be forthcoming as circumstances change. Please know that all institution-wide decisions are being made with the health and safety of our community at the forefront, and with the best-available guidance from our local public health authorities.

Please visit this page often for the latest guidance on our paid leave policies and guidelines during COVID-19.

Time-Off Policies 

CC’s sick leave policy for staff are generally equipped to handle contagious illnesses. Unless you are faced with an exceptional circumstance, staff should continue to follow your department’s standard practices for requesting time off. Staff: If you accrue sick time you will be allowed to use sick leave if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or are being tested for Coronavirus. If you do not have enough sick time to cover your absences, CC will allow you to carry a negative balance in your sick leave bank, to be made up on the regular accrual schedule as you return to work.

Colorado passed the Healthy Families and Workforces Act (HFWA) in July.  See the official notice here.  Benefits under the Act are available now through 12/31/21 (and may be extended by the State).

 The Act requires that ALL employees be provided with up to two weeks of paid sick leave if they are in one of these three categories:

  1. Have COVID-19 symptoms and are seeking a medical diagnosis; or
  2. Have been ordered by a government agent (federal, state, or local), or advised by their health provider, to quarantine or isolate due to a risk of COVID-19, or
  3. Are taking care of someone else due to COVID-19 precautions (either someone ordered to quarantine or isolate) or a child whose school, place of care, or child care is closed or unavailable.

CC is complying with the HFWA.  If you are in one of the three categories above, please contact Laurie Mozingo in HR.

As previously communicated in a college-wide Coronavirus communication, employees who elect to travel anywhere outside of Colorado need to email CC COVID-19 Emergency Response Team Incident Commander Maggie Santos with their travel plans. Maggie will let you know whether your travel requires self-quarantining for 14 days upon your return to the state. If you are required to self-quarantine and can telework during this time, you will be required to work. If your work cannot be accomplished through a telework agreement during the required self-quarantine time, the college will cover your leave under the category of “Other Paid Leave” and you will not be required to take sick leave.

If you have questions, please email

Exceptional Circumstances

We recognize that there may be times when employees require additional support that our current policies do not contemplate or accommodate. If you confront a particularly difficult circumstance, Human Resources is available to offer guidance and support. Please email for assistance, if you have an exceptional circumstance.

Employees Feeling Sick 

Employees who are feeling sick should stay home and get well. If an employee is experiencing COVID symptoms, consider being tested.  More information is available at this website:

If an employee is concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19, they should follow the guidance provided on the CDC’s Coronavirus website and notify Maggie Santos for further instructions regarding work arrangements.