MCC Sat 3/14/20 Update on Federal Work Study positions

Published Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:59pm

MCC Community,

The following information was shared late Saturday, March 14th on behalf of Associate Vice Chancellor Felicia Ganther and General Counsel Leslie Cooper:

In response to COVID-19, all Federal Work Study (FWS) students are asked to remain off campus through the extended spring break of March 20, 2020. Since these circumstances are beyond the control of our Federal Work Study students and Federal Work Study funding is critical to support our students’ educational goals, Chancellor Gonzales decided that Federal Work Study students will be paid for their scheduled work wages during the week of March 16 – March 20, 2020. This guidance is only applicable to Federal Work Study students.

An email has been sent to all Federal Work Study students, but supervisors may also reach out to their Work Study students to confirm that they do not need to come to work this next week.

Students who are employed as part-time (RPS) employees or who work as full-time employees should report to work as normal. They should follow normal time reporting practices if they need to call out sick or can’t report to work for other reasons. These positions will not be paid if they do not work during the week of March 16th. Further conversations will take place next week about options for pay and tele-commuting, if the decision is made to further delay the return of students to the campuses for in-person classes.

We truly appreciate your patience and kindness as we work through this unusual situtation as a campus community. Decisions are being made and adjusted on a daily basis, so this email address will continue to be used to send out regular updates in an effort to streamline communication.

Sent by Carmen Newland on behalf of MCC Administration