All MCAD Employees have access to paid time off via sick time, also called Earned Sick and Safe Time, or ESST. The Minneapolis ESST ordinance is intended to allow employees to care for themselves and family members, making Minneapolis a healthier, more secure, and more productive community. MCAD has mirrored these objectives in policies for all MCAD Employees.
In general, MCAD employees accrue one hour of Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) per 30 hours worked. Accrual begins at the time or hire and employees can use their accrued sick and safe time as it is accrued.
Employees may use sick and safe time for their own health and certain family members’ illness, injury or health conditions; or appointments for diagnosis, care, treatment or preventive care. Family members include a faculty member’s child (minor or adult), step-child, adopted child, foster child, spouse, sibling, parent, step-parent, parentin-law, son or daughter-in-law, guardian, ward, registered domestic partner, grandchild or grandparent. “Grandchild” includes a step grandchild, and a biological, adopted or foster grandchild. Victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking may use sick and safe time to receive medical treatment and other necessary services. Employees may use sick time to stay home with a family member during emergency closure of school or place of care, including closure due to inclement weather. Regular part-time employees are paid sick and safe time only for those hours they are scheduled to work. MCAD may request documentation of an illness or absence that lasts longer than three (3) consecutive days.
For more information on the specifics of sick time these benefits, please refer to the Work Study Handbook, Staff Handbook, Full Time Faculty Administrative Policies Handbook, and Adjunct Faculty Administrative Policies Handbook, or contact your immediate supervisor or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information of your benefits and rights under the ESST Ordinance, please contact email@example.com, check out the mandatory notice (which is also available in multiple languages here) and/or please visit the City of Minneapolis website for more information on Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST), or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.