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MUSC Rumor Mill separates fact from
I’ve heard that you can use the Wellness Center during work hours and
not clock out while using it during company time. Is this true?
Answer: This is not
Payroll Express line
Everytime I go to the Payroll Express line during my lunch and dinner,
half of the people are paying with cash. Isn’t this a payroll/debit
only line? If so, why are there cash-paying people holding up the line?
Is there any way to fix this so those with payroll deductions can get
Answer: There is
one line for payroll/debit only. All five of the other lines take cash
as well as payroll/debit.
Recently I called out sick for a 12-hour day shift and after telling
the hospital service coordinator that I was ill, she asked what was
wrong with me. When did it become MUSC policy to write down exactly
what is wrong with the employee or their family members?
Answer: This is
not a rumor. This question should be addressed through normal
organizational channels or contact Human Resources.
I have heard that MUSC has a Licensed Practical Nurse program starting.
Is that true?
Answer: The College
of Nursing has no plans to start a LPN program now or in the future.
Hagood parking lot
I heard a rumor that there are no plans to attempt to fix any of the
potholes in Hagood parking lot.
Answer: This is not
true. Repairs to the Hagood parking lot surface have been scheduled by
the owner, the City of Charleston, and are planned to take place within
the next two weeks.
Time clock tardiness
I heard a rumor that some departments (BioMed) make their employees
take three days off without pay if they have more than four punches
that are even just one minute past their specific punch time.
and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee.
Employees are expected to report promptly to their scheduled shift and
be prepared to work. Tardiness is defined in HR policy No. 11,” as
reporting to the work site later than the scheduled time for the shift
to begin.” Tardiness is considered excessive on the fourth occurrence
within a rolling six-month period beginning with the first occurrence.
Employees who develop a tardiness problem may be counseled in
accordance with HR policy No. 45, Disciplinary Action. Refer to HR
policies, No. 11 Tardiness and No. 45 Disciplinary Action for details.
Is it true that if you are a new employee and start in January
you have to wait two years to receive your raise from your first yearly
evaluation? That seems like providing no incentive for employees who
work hard every day.
medical center’s current performance pay plan has a provision for
probationary employees employed on or before Oct. 31 to receive a
performance pay increase based on a “meets” performance rating.
Friday, Feb. 1, 2008
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