Staff HR Policy D-748.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture

Workers' Compensation Policy

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) provides Workers' Compensation coverage for all employees, in accordance with State and Federal laws. Employees injured on the job must go to a facility designated by the employer for the first 28 days of medical care. All injuries on the job must be reported to the Office of Human Resources immediately for claim and billing coordination.

Any employee injured on the job must receive a signed authorization form from a supervisor or designee, or directly from Human Resources staff prior to seeking medical treatment unless it is a medical emergency.

While receiving workers' compensation payments, employees do not accrue sick or vacation time, and do not contribute into Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). NMC is responsible for paying both the employer and employee portion of the MPSERS contributions while the employee is on paid workers compensation time. Employees are responsible for repaying NMC for their employee contributions to MPSERS. A repayment plan will be arranged with employees upon their return to work.

Workers' compensation leave shall run concurrently with Family Medical Leave in cases where the employee is eligible for Family Medical Leave. For more details on procedures related to workers' compensation, contact the Office of Human Resources. 

If any provision(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 provision(s).

Revised 1/15/10
Revised 5/23/12