Update History

DateSection(s)Description of Update


Revised to point to Section 7.6 of Policies and Procedures.

Removed sections from 3.0 that were solely links to P&P, deleted some obsolete policies, renamed one policy, and renumbered remaining policies.

  • Performance Feedback, Reviews, Corrective Action moved from 3.3 to 3.2
  • Personnel Records moved from 3.6 to 3.3
  • Attendance and Punctuality moved from 3.1.2 to 3.4
  • Dishonesty moved from 3.1.7 to 3.5
  • Work Breaks moved from 3.1.9 to 3.7 and renamed from "Refreshment Breaks"

MIT enhanced its Paid Parental Leave policy to provide eligible new parents with up to 20 days of paid leave.

Changed references from employees who are paid "monthly" to "semimonthly" to reflect transition to semimonthly payroll schedule.

Corrected amount of leave for sick family members.


Removed language regarding smoking; pointing to Policies & Procedures for this content.

Conforming to minor changes in Policies & Procedures content on smoking.


Updated content and links to conform to changes in Policies & Procedures content on harassment, nondiscrimination, and related policies.

Added 4.12.2, Participation in Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day Exercises.

Update job flexibility policy in 3.1.1; conforming changes in 5.1 and 5.4.2.

Revised description of MIT's Personal Assistance Benefit.

Revised policy.

Link to revised Policies & Procedures 7.1.1 and 7.1.2.


Changes needed to refer to new requirement to record use of paid sick time plus other clarifying changes.

Removed reference to Faculty Committee on Outside Professional Activities.

Updated with additional Title IX information.

Added Sick Time Under Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law.

Updated with Sick Time Under Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Information.

Added Leaves of Absence for Victims of Domestic Violence.

Updated VP of HR, Title IX Coordinator.


All pages updated with new look and feel; no changes made to content.

Updated leave policies to include paid parental leave.

Included sentence on designations in the absence of the VP of HR.


Clarification of layoff notice period for certain titles.

Changes in titles of employees who can permit exceptions.

Removed general questions about applicants' criminal background; added language to refer to HROs for criminal checks for finalists.


Added Working Alone policy.

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.

Updated policies on Termination of Employment.

Updated policy on Probationary Period.

Updated policy on Performance Feedback, Performance Reviews, and Corrective Action.

New look and feel; also changes to obsolete language, updated process references and links throughout the Personnel Policy Manual.

Included sentence on reinstatement of laid off employees to reflect new hire pension plan.

Updated reference to Service Employees' International Union.