COVID-19 Benefits and Resources
For City of Eugene Employees
To help reduce economic stress and assist City of Eugene employees affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the City has implemented temporary policies and benefits to provide eligible COE employees with job-protected leave and alternative pay options. Information on these policies and other benefits and resources are described below.
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Emergency Leave Donation
The City implemented two temporary Emergency Leave Donation programs where Regular, Limited Duration, and Recreation Activity employees can donate accrued leave to help other employees impacted by a declared major disaster.
While we have currently paused accepting donations to the banks, eligible employees may still request access to donated leave using the donation request forms below.
COVID-19 Leave Donation Program
Oregon Wildfires Leave Donation Program
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Leave Balance Exceptions
Employees who have exhausted their vacation or PTO accrued leave will be permitted to use any of their other accrued leave banks for any reason.
Talk with your supervisor to explore flexible work options that may reduce or eliminate the need for leave balance exceptions. Please review the policy below for more information.
Employee Assistance Programs
The City offers free confidential counseling and problem-solving services via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Cascade Behavioral Health and EAP and MTR Therapy to all City regular employees.
Cascade Behavioral Health & EAP
The Voluntary Furlough policy encourages employees to help reduce payroll costs by requesting unpaid time off. Eligible employees are provided the opportunity to request unpaid time off while maintaining seniority and benefits (some restrictions may apply).
VOYA Deferred Comp
In regards to recent market volatility caused by the Coronavirus, Voya is actively keeping their website updated with news and resources. Please reference the Voya website directly for current information. VOYA also recommends the following resources:
FSA for Childcare Change Instructions
If you’re enrolled in the Flexible Spending Account plan for dependents and need to change your elections due to your care needs changing, see instructions on how to change your dependent care FSA.
The City of Eugene recently added Teladoc to the existing health care plans. For more information visit the Pacific Source website. Teladoc can prescribe testing for COVID-19 and provides quick access to a provider for medical and behavioral health services.
- All co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance will be waived for all Teladoc services.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and diagnosis related visits will be covered at no cost.
- Teladoc Step-by-Step Instructions