Staff HR Policy D-721.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture

Wage Continuation Policy

Wage Continuation is Northwestern Michigan College’s self-insured program for short-term disability. Eligible employees who have completed 90 days of employment and have suffered a single serious health condition arising from illness or injury are eligible for their pay to continue under the provisions of the procedure (D-721.01).

The purpose of this policy is to alleviate the unpaid leave status of Family Medical Leave for an employee’s own serious health condition and to provide up to 180 calendar days of paid leave, with part-time employees paid based on their appointment percent, for employees that request the benefit and meet the qualifications described in the procedure (D-721.01). Wage continuation shall run concurrently with Family Medical Leave in cases where the employee is eligible for both.

If any provisions(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provisions(s).

Authorized as 1436.00 on 11/21/01
Renumbered 7/27/10
Revised 4/20/12
Revised 6/24/14

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