WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANT EMPLOYEES BENEFIT SUMMARY September 2014

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANT EMPLOYEES
BENEFIT SUMMARY
September 2014
Your position is funded by a grant which is performance-based. This grant, and consequently this
position, may be terminated at any time if the grantor determines that performance measures are
not being adequately met, if funding is reduced, and/or no longer available.
In addition, as a grant-funded, non-union employee, your employment is at-will and the
employment relationship may be ended by either party at any time, with or without notice.
Staff in this category do not receive regular raises, step increases, and/or cost-of-living
adjustments. We strive to pay hourly wages and salaries that are competitive with those in our
community and industry and that recognize individual effort and contribution to the success of
the Workforce Development department, and the College as a whole. Established wage or salary
ranges are reviewed by the Executive Dean each year during the budget and grant award process.
When possible, raises will be considered if there are sufficient funds in grant budgets.
The following summarizes all of the benefits provided to full-time grant employees, except for
those benefits that are mandated by law.
Health Insurance
Employees may choose from one (1) of three (3) PPO plan options through Blue Cross/Blue
Shield of Michigan. The choices include: one (1) Conventional Plan and two (2) High
Deductible Health Plans. Employees can also contribute to a Health Savings Account if electing
one of the High Deductible Health Plans.
Premium Contributions
As required under PA152 of 2011, employees may be required to pay a portion of the medical
premium through bi-weekly payroll deductions.
Health Savings Accounts
Employees that elect a High Deductible Health Plan are eligible to participate in a Health
Savings Account. The Health Savings Account allows you to use pretax dollars to pay for health
expenses not covered by another source, as defined by the IRS.
Dental
Effective January 1, 2015, the dental plan provides 100% coverage for preventative services and
80% coverage for specified services, including implants, up to a maximum of Two Thousand
($2,000) Dollars per calendar year per person, with the exception of orthodontic services which is
a lifetime maximum of One Thousand Five Hundred ($1,500) Dollars for covered individuals up
to age nineteen (19). If the Employee elects couple or family coverage, he/she will be responsible
for paying the additional premium cost.
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Vision
Effective January 1, 2015, the vision plan provides 100% coverage for in network exams, lenses
and medically necessary contacts. In network frames are covered at $65 plus 20% off remaining
balance. In network cosmetic contacts are covered at $125 plus 10% off remaining balance.
If the Employee elects couple or family coverage, he/she will be responsible for paying the
additional premium cost.
Paid Time Off
Employees are granted 6.67 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) each month. This amount is posted to
the Employee’s PTO bank on the 16th of each month (may accrue up to 160 hours). A new hire
who starts before the 16th of a month shall receive credit for that month. If the start date is on or
after the 16th of a month, time will start accruing the month following the date of hire.
Administrators & Directors
Administrators and Directors are granted 12 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) each month. This
amount is posted to the Employee’s PTO bank on the 16th of each month (may accrue up to 288
hours). A new hire who starts before the 16th of a month shall receive credit for that month. If
the start date is on or after the 16th of a month, time will start accruing the month following the
date of hire.
Upon termination, the Employee will receive pay for any unused paid time off at his or her
regular rate of pay. This will be calculated after all leave data entry has been completed.
Overtime/Compensatory Time
All hours worked in excess of forty (40) in the standard work week shall be paid at the rate of
one and one-half (1½) times the basic hourly rate. All overtime work must be scheduled and
have prior approval of the immediate supervisor. Paid leave time shall be counted as work time
in determining eligibility for overtime.
Employees who work overtime shall be given a choice of receiving either additional pay or
compensatory time at time and one-half (1½) the hours worked in conformity with Federal and
State law. Compensatory time may be accrued up to a maximum of 240 hours. After the
maximum accrual has been reached, all additional overtime hours of work shall be paid overtime
compensation.
The use of compensatory time must be scheduled at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance and
have prior approval of the supervisor. Upon termination, unused accrued compensatory time
shall be paid at the regular rate earned by the employee at the time the employee receives such
payment. This will be calculated after all leave data entry has been completed.
Salaried Workforce Development employees are not eligible for Overtime/Compensatory Time.
Holiday Pay
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Employees follow the State of Michigan holiday schedule and shall be paid for the following
days when the day falls within a workweek in which the Employee is regularly assigned to work:
New Year’s Day (January 1)
Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January)
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
Day after Thanksgiving (fourth Friday in November)
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas Day (December 25)
New Year’s Eve (December 31)
To be paid for a holiday the employee must have been in a paid status the work day before and
the work day after the holiday. An employee is in a paid status when they have worked or are
using paid leave time.
Retirement
As an employee of a Michigan Public School, you are required to contribute to the Michigan
Public School Employees Retirement System plan (MPSERS). Your paycheck will reflect the
required contributions into MPSERS and the College also makes a contribution to MPSERS on
your behalf. For more information on the MPSERS retirement plan, please visit their website at
www.michigan.gov/ors/.
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
If an Employee qualifies for FMLA, the leave will be administered according to the law and the
College’s FMLA policy.
Supplemental Insurance Option (at Employee’s expense)
AFLAC – Programs offered: Income Protection, Specified Health Event, and Cancer Indemnity
Plan.
Educational Grant Waiver
Employees may enroll in Mott Community College’s credit and non-credit courses at no cost.
Related Service Fees: The educational grant does not cover the cost of books or materials. A
comprehensive list of service fees that are covered by the grant can be obtained from the
Accounting Office or can be accessed through both the Accounting and Human Resources
websites.
Verification of Status: In order to provide verification of employment the employee shall process
the grant through the Office of Human Resources by completing an Educational Grant Waiver &
Information form.
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Repayment: The employee is responsible for any charges if they do not complete a credit class
with a passing grade or if the class is dropped. (A passing grade is 1.0 or above, Audit, or
Satisfactory.) If a passing grade is not received by the end of the semester in which the credit
class is taken or at the time grades are assigned, the appropriate charges will be applied.
The employee will also be responsible to repay any charges for non-credit courses under the same
circumstances as if the employee were a paying customer. (For example, an employee registers
for a Continuing Education class but never attends and does not drop before the deadline.)
Payment to the College by the employee shall be by automatic payroll deduction of equal
amounts each pay period over a period of twelve (12) months. The College is specifically
authorized to initiate payroll deductions once the charges have been recorded and the employee
has been notified that the requirements of the Educational Grant have not been fulfilled. The
employee may authorize a repayment period of less than twelve (12) months or may pay the full
amount due in a single lump sum. If the repayment obligation has not been fulfilled at the time
of the employee’s separation from employment, the College is authorized to deduct the full
remaining obligation from the employee’s final paycheck. Any remaining balance will be
pursued through the College’s normal accounts receivable and collections processes.
In the event that an employee’s employment with the College should end (for any reason) prior to
the end of the semester, the charges for the current class(s) they are enrolled in will be withheld
from the employee’s final paycheck until a final grade is given for the class(s). If the employee
completes the class(s) with a passing grade, the withheld funds will be returned to the employee.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employees have available to them an Employee Assistance Program operated by Help Net. The
Employee Assistance Program provides counseling to the employee and any household members
at no cost to the employee for a variety of issues.
Employee Computer Purchase Program
The College offers a convenient computer loan program in order to encourage employees’ use of
computer technology for personal and professional development. Employees can finance a home
computer system, for up to $3,000, through the Employee Computer Purchase Program.
Payments are then made through payroll deduction for up to twenty-four (24) months.
Employees interested in this program should contact the Accounting Department for details.
For additional information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 810-762-0565
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