Staff and Administrator Annual Leave Carryover Deadline: December 23, 2020
With just weeks left in the calendar year, be sure to plan your annual leave use for meeting the maximum allowable carryover deadline of December 23, 2020. Given the many uncertainties that lie ahead in 2021, such as the status of the College’s budget and operations, there will be no exceptions to the leave carry-over maximum granted this year. This is consistent with our full-time faculty and department chairs who also received no exceptions to their leave carryover maximums last summer.
The annual leave carryover limit is based on the employee’s annual accrual rate of leave according to length of service, as seen below:
- Less than three years of service: 120 hours carryover
- Three years, but less than 15 years of service: 160 hours carryover
- 15 years or more service: 208 hours carryover
For part-time benefits-eligible employees, the amount of leave carryover is pro-rated according to the proportion that the work week is to a 40-hour work week.
Talent Share Spotlight
MC staff Terry Ridgely, Sharon Alston, and Jim Lanham of the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, recently offered their support to the Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Center team as participants in the Talent Share Program. They provided assistance at the College’s Mobile Market held on the Germantown Campus. Special Police Officer Terry Ridgely (pictured right) shared his experience with Interim Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management, Adam Reid.
I hope I speak for Sharon and Jim as well, as we were honored to be part of such a great event. We started out as strangers but ended up as friends who wanted to help out not only MC, but also the community.
Great leaders never shine a light on themselves. Dr. Rashaw and Sergio [Washington] should be commended for all the work they did today and the work they have done prior to our joining this event.
Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming Live HRSTM Events
November 17 and November 19
HR Briefing for Supervisors
A panel of subject matter experts within the Office of Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management (HRSTM) will address important and timely HR topics for supervisors. Topics covered:
- Annual Leave Carryover Rules (35003CP, II., B., 5., b.)
- Appropriate Use of Administrative Leave Reporting
- Communications and Managing Remote Workers
- Managing COVID-19 Vulnerable Employees When Returning to Campus/On-Site
- MC Strategic Workforce Plan
- Talent Share Program Overview
If you are unable to attend one of the live sessions, a recording of the session will be available on MC Learns. All supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend a live session or view the recorded session. Register on MC Learns.
MC Rising Professional Associates Chats with HRSTM
Montgomery College Rising Professionals Association (MCRPA) has partnered with HRSTM to host a virtual forum to answer all your questions about the College’s Talent Share Program. We hope you can join us as we discuss the benefits of the program and how you or your staff can get involved. Register to join us for this event. If you have questions for the HRSTM panel, please submit them to HRSTM by November 11, 2020.
We Want Your Feedback: Live askHR Forums
HRSTM is currently planning virtual askHR sessions. During each session, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to discuss critical issues with HRSTM leadership. Meeting topics will cover a wide range of human resources areas and will be determined by what employees want to hear. Please let us know the top three subjects you’d like us to cover during the sessions.
Helpful Tips for Holiday Planning and Travel
Montgomery College Resources
As we approach the holiday season, please be cautious when planning activities that might increase your chance of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. While we all want our cherished and “normal” activities back in our lives, we must adapt to get us through this pandemic. Research shows that family gatherings/parties are responsible for many of the COVID cases. Therefore, consider not just your health, but the health of your family, friends, and colleagues. Please take advantage of the informational resources on the Montgomery College Coronavirus Health and Safety webpage under “Other Health Topics: Holidays and Travel.”
Holiday Digital Toolkit Offered by CompPsych
This year many of us are particularly anxious about planning for the holidays. ComPsych has developed a Holiday Digital Toolkit to help employees safely navigate their holidays with confidence. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must comply. When planning to host a holiday event, employees should assess current COVID-19 levels in their community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees.
Deadline: Monday, November 16, 5 p.m.
Meet With a Benefits Advisor
Have questions about your benefits? Meet with our knowledgable benefits advisors during Open Enrollment Virtual Office Hours this week. Sign up to receive the Zoom link.
Open Enrollment Virtual Office Hours
Meet with a Benefits Advisor
Thursday, November 12 | Friday, November 13
Attend a Workday Enrollment Demo Session
Sign up to watch step-by-step instructions on how to enroll for benefits in Workday.
Workday Open Enrollment Demos
Thursday, November 12
A Salute to Our Veterans
Happy Veterans Day to our veterans, both past and present, and to our employee veterans who served, and those who continue to serve. We thank you for your sacrifice and service!
Friday, November 13
Timesheets due by noon.
Monday, November 16
Last day to make your 2021 benefit selections by 5 p.m. Visit Open Enrollment to learn about your benefit options.
Friday, November 20
Wednesday, November 25
Early timesheet deadline due to Thanksgiving holiday; College closed November 26–29.
Wednesday, December 23
Last day to use leave for the calendar year.
Daily Stretch Breaks
Is Your Contact Information Up to Date in Workday?
In alignment with the College’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, and to assist in contact tracing, we ask that all employees update their personal contact information in Workday. See the job aid for step-by-step instructions on updating your information. You can access Workday on MyMC.
College Resources and COVID-19 Information
The College’s response to COVID-19, guidance, documents, and videos
Coronavirus: What You Need to Know
Guidance for MC students and employees
Most classes fully online
For employees, students, contractors, and visitors to take prior to arriving to MC campus or off-site location
Give to Emergency Fund
Supports MC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Upcoming Wellness Webinars in November
Friday, November 13
“High Blood Pressure: Fight the Silent Killer”
12:15–1:15 p.m. Register
Tuesday, November 17
“The Healthy Vegetarian”
1:15–2:15 p.m. Register
MC’s Next Generation Wellness Program also provides online classes in arms and cardio, barre sculpt, circuit, core power, core and stretch, legs and core, guided meditation, yoga, yogalates, zumba, and more. See the wellness schedule for days and times. Let's stay healthy this holiday season.
Join MC Employee Facebook Group
Stay up to date on the latest news by joining our private MC employee Facebook group. This group is only open to MC employees and will require approval to join.
Let’s stay connected.
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