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Ball State board approves paid leave plan

MUNCIE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved a plan to support employees who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason. The university says the Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave Plan will provide employees with regular, full pay through June 30 or through their regular employment period, whichever comes first.

According to the plan, which received unanimous approval, employees will not have to use any pre-existing paid leave in order to receive the additional paid leave.

The board has also approved a plan to create a donated paid leave bank, from which employees could draw after June 30 for absences related to COVID-19. Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns says the university’s vice presidents and academic deans have joined him in pledging donations of leave to the bank.

“Our overarching goal is simple,” Mearns said in a news release. “During this unprecedented public health crisis, we want to provide University employees with reassurance that this pandemic will not cause individuals to suffer any additional financial stress.”

You can learn more about Ball State’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic by clicking here.