Human Resources answers your frequently asked questions and addresses new policies and guidelines implemented in response to COVID-19.
Guide for Managers:
Revised as of 11/23/2022
Employees who test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms:
Should not come to work, and should leave work if already there
Must notify their supervisor and register with Employee Health Services (EHS) via REDCap (EHS will direct the employee where to go for testing, if necessary)
Should remain out of work for five calendar days from symptom onset or from a positive test, whichever date is earlier (these employees can work from home if authorized to do so and if their symptoms permit)
Are expected to return to work after five days with clearance from EHS or a designee; a negative test result is not required to return
Employees who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are asymptomatic:
Should continue to work onsite
Should not register in REDCap
Should be tested no sooner than two days after exposure and again five days after exposure
May be tested at any Mount Sinai or non-Mount Sinai site that is convenient, or by an at-home rapid test; however, if you test positive using an at-home rapid test, please get a confirmatory PCR test and isolate while you await those results.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact your local EHS office.
Revised as of 12/1/21
Employee Time Off—Temporary Policy for Calendar Year 2022
Due to the intense work demands and challenges faced during COVID-19, many employees have been unable to use their 2021 vacation and free days/PTO allocation. Therefore, faculty and non-bargaining unit (NBU) staff can carry over some time off that was accrued, but not used, during the 2021 calendar year into 2022 as follows.
Full-time Faculty Members Employed for All of Calendar 2021
- Carry over up to 10 days of earned but unused vacation and/or free days into 2022.
- Faculty will have until Saturday, December 31, 2022, to use the carried-over days, in addition to their 2022 vacation/free day allocation.
- There will be no carryover into 2023, nor will remaining earned but unused days be paid out.
Full-time NBU Staff Employed for All of Calendar 2021
- Carry over up to 10 days of earned but unused paid time off (PTO) into their 2022 overdraft account.
- NBU staff will have until December 31, 2022, to use the overdraft (carried-over days), in addition to their 2022 PTO allocation. Please note that all 2022 PTO allocations must first be used before using overdraft days.
- For calendar year 2023, the PTO/overdraft carryover will revert back to the standard five-day maximum consistent with the Health System’s PTO Policy, and any remaining unused days will not be paid out.
NOTE: Faculty and NBU staff are NOT eligible to be paid out for any of the days carried over from 2021 to 2022 if/when they resign or otherwise separate from the Health System.
For Union Employees
- Vacation/PTO carryover will be governed by the respective union contracts.
Questions about This Temporary 2022 Policy?
- Refer to this December 1, 2021 Broadcast for contact information.
Imagine Early Learning Center
This daycare center is opening its doors for children ages 3 months to 5 years old. If you are interested in being considered for a spot, please complete the enrollment packet. The commitment will be for one week at a time. They will be accepting on an as-needed basis and priority is based on health system needs. For questions please contact Caryn Tiger or Shema Patel.
Calm through Tutoring for Your Children
To help Mount Sinai parents, in partnership with the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, the Child Behavioral Health and Science Center, and a team of trained Goldman Sachs volunteer tutors, Mount Sinai Calm is offering the following services to your school children ages 5 to 17 for one hour per week via Zoom:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.