Update History

See a history of policy updates and changes below. Questions about policy changes may be directed to hrpolicies@mit.edu.

Date of Change Policy Summary of Change
05/04/2018 4.6 Added a temporary 4.6 Parental Leave policy page to introduce enhancements to parental leave going into effect on July 1, 2018.
04/6/2018 4.5.1 Added language on protections for pregnant workers.
04/2/2018 4.1 4.5 7.1 Changed references from employees who are paid "monthly" to "semimonthly" to reflect transition to semimonthly payroll schedule.
03/19/2018 4.3.18 Corrected amount of leave for sick family members.
10/26/2017 3.1.5 Removed language regarding smoking; pointing to Policies & Procedures for this content.
02/16/2017 3.1.5 Conforming to minor changes in Policies & Procedures content on smoking.
12/20/2016 1-1 3-1 3-4 3-10 3-11 Updated content and links to conform to changes in Policies & Procedures content on harassment, nondiscrimination, and related policies.
11/04/2016 4-12 Added 4.12.2, Participation in Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day Exercises.
09/30/2016 3.1.1
Update job flexibility policy in 3.1.1; conforming changes in 5.1 and 5.4.2.
05/31/2016 3.8 Revised description of MIT's Personal Assistance Benefit.
01/15/2016 4.5.1
Revised policy.
01/12/2016 1.1 Link to revised Policies & Procedures 7.1.1 and 7.1.2.
12/28/2015 4.3.7
Changes needed to refer to new requirement to record use of paid sick time plus other clarifying changes.
12/21/2015 3.5 Removed reference to Faculty Committee on Outside Professional Activities.
07/30/2015 1.1 Updated with additional Title IX information.
06/30/2015 2.10 Updated with Sick Time Under Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Information.
06/30/2015 4.3.22 Added Sick Time Under Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law.
06/11/2015 4.17 Added Leaves of Absence for Victims of Domestic Violence.
04/07/2015 4.3.5
Updated leave policies to include paid parental leave.
03/17/2015 1.1 Updated VP of HR, Title IX Coordinator.
06/23/2014 All All pages updated with new look and feel; no changes made to content.
03/17/2014 1.1 Included sentence on designations in the absence of the VP of HR.
11/21/2013 6.3.4 Clarification of layoff notice period for certain titles.
11/13/2013 5.10.2 Changes in titles of employees who can permit exceptions.
1/15/2013 2.5.1 Removed general questions about applicants' criminal background; added language to refer to HROs for criminal checks for finalists.
12/14/2012 3.1.1
Added Working Alone policy.
8/29/2012 1.1 Inserted note that, even with the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Department of Defense's ROTC programs conflict with MIT's policy of nondiscrimination in regard to gender identity.
7/10/2012 All New look and feel; also changes to obsolete language, updated process references and links throughout the Personnel Policy Manual.
7/10/2012 2-6.4 Updated policy on Probationary Period.
7/10/2012 2-10.3 Included sentence on reinstatement of laid off employees to reflect new hire pension plan.
7/10/2012 3-3 Updated policy on Performance Feedback, Performance Reviews, and Corrective Action.
7/10/2012 6-0 Updated policies on Termination of Employment.
2/10/2012 8-0 Updated reference to Service Employees' International Union.