Update History

DateSection(s)Description of Update

2019

Corrected length of time of MIT's paid parental leave (6 months)

Added nurse practitioners and midwives as people who can certify an illness for MIT's Extended Sick Leave policy.

Clarifications on use of sick leave, including coordination with FMLA and other laws.

Added nurse practitioners and midwives as people who can certify an illness for MIT's sick leave policy. 

Replaced chart of permitted interview questions with a link to an updated version of the questions on the Human Resources website.

Corrected the reference to the corrective action policy to reflect accurate subsection (EPM 3.2.3).

This policy on the Employment of Foreign Nationals has been replaced by Policies & Procedures 7.11.

EPM Policy 5.10 (Employment of MIT Employees in Out-Of-State Locations) replaced by P&P Policy 7.10. Re-numbered EPM Policy 5.11 and 5.12 to 5.10 and 5.11, respectively.

2018

Changed in the acronym used in EPM 1.8 on Employment of Foreign Nationals.

Revised to point to Section 7.6 of Policies and Procedures.

Removed sections from 3.0 that were solely links to P&P, deleted some obsolete policies, renamed one policy, and renumbered remaining policies.

  • Performance Feedback, Reviews, Corrective Action moved from 3.3 to 3.2
  • Personnel Records moved from 3.6 to 3.3
  • Attendance and Punctuality moved from 3.1.2 to 3.4
  • Dishonesty moved from 3.1.7 to 3.5
  • Work Breaks moved from 3.1.9 to 3.7 and renamed from "Refreshment Breaks"

MIT enhanced its Paid Parental Leave policy to provide eligible new parents with up to 20 days of paid leave.

Changed references from employees who are paid "monthly" to "semimonthly" to reflect transition to semimonthly payroll schedule.

Corrected amount of leave for sick family members.

2017

Removed language regarding smoking; pointing to Policies & Procedures for this content.

Conforming to minor changes in Policies & Procedures content on smoking.

2016

Updated content and links to conform to changes in Policies & Procedures content on harassment, nondiscrimination, and related policies.

Added 4.12.2, Participation in Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day Exercises.

Update job flexibility policy in 3.1.1; conforming changes in 5.1 and 5.4.2.

Revised description of MIT's Personal Assistance Benefit.

Revised policy.

Link to revised Policies & Procedures 7.1.1 and 7.1.2.

2015

Changes needed to refer to new requirement to record use of paid sick time plus other clarifying changes.

Removed reference to Faculty Committee on Outside Professional Activities.

Updated with additional Title IX information.

Added Sick Time Under Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law.

Updated with Sick Time Under Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Information.

Added Leaves of Absence for Victims of Domestic Violence.

Updated VP of HR, Title IX Coordinator.

2014

All pages updated with new look and feel; no changes made to content.

Updated leave policies to include paid parental leave.

Included sentence on designations in the absence of the VP of HR.

2013

Clarification of layoff notice period for certain titles.

Changes in titles of employees who can permit exceptions.

Removed general questions about applicants' criminal background; added language to refer to HROs for criminal checks for finalists.

2012

Added Working Alone policy.

Inserted note that, even with the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Department of Defense's ROTC programs conflict with MIT's policy of nondiscrimination in regard to gender identity.

Updated policies on Termination of Employment.

Updated policy on Probationary Period.

Updated policy on Performance Feedback, Performance Reviews, and Corrective Action.

New look and feel; also changes to obsolete language, updated process references and links throughout the Personnel Policy Manual.

Included sentence on reinstatement of laid off employees to reflect new hire pension plan.

Updated reference to Service Employees' International Union.