SSA Absence Program Suspension – Letter of Agreement

Good evening SSA members,

Letter of Agreement – Absence Program Suspension

Above you will find the LOA in regard to the Absence Program (Article 17). The Executive Board has been working closely with the HFC Administration to suspend the Absence Program temporarily. The details are as followed: 

  • Absences during March 9, 2020 to April 6, 2020 due to illness will not count towards the absence program, this includes immediate family within your household who are ill.
  • If you are absent for 4 or more consecutive days, you will need a physician’s (note) approval to return to work. 
  • You will need to use your sick time for absences related to illness. If you have exhausted your sick time you may use personal business and/or vacation time
  • If you have exhausted all of your banks (sick, personal business, vacation) you will need doctor documentation stating you were ill. These cases will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If the proper documentation is provided you will be paid for the time off.
  • Abuse or pattern absences during this time is outlined in the LOA along with the disciplinary actions.
  • If you currently have discipline for absences, and you are absent due to illness, it will not count against you. Your discipline is “frozen” at this time. But if further abuse is apparent you may/will receive discipline which is stated in the LOA.
  • Once the letter expires, the Absence Program (Article 17) will be back in effect.
  • The LOA may be revised and extended based on the situation.

We are currently still discussing many items regarding the situation. The Executive Board is aware of the concerns that many of us are facing, such as childcare/eldercare. We are working diligently with the HFC Administration to resolve and inform all of the HFC SSA members. If you currently are concerned with childcare issues, please reach out to your supervisor immediately and address your concern. 

The Executive Board will keep you informed with the rapidly changing information. The LOA is subject to change as the situation changes. There will be meetings this upcoming week to address more concerns.

If you have additional concerns please reach out your area Vice President, facilities staff may reach out to Kim or Katrina. Click the link below to see contact information.

We will send out a clearer copy of the LOA on Monday.

Thank you,
HFC SSA Executive Board

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HFC Coronavirus Information

Henry Ford College is making changes to our operations for the rest of the Winter 2020 semester

Due to the coronavirus, Henry Ford College will make significant changes for the rest of the Winter 2020 semester. Classes will be suspended until March 23, which will give us time to convert many classes to online formats and to modify other classes. Details on the operational changes were emailed to faculty, staff, and students on March 12. A new section of our website will be online Monday, March 16, with complete details about the operational changes. Refer to our coronavirus website for updates on our response to the virus.

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Job Openings

The Office of Human Resources is accepting applications for the following SSA positions:

Facilities Associate (4 positions)
Receptionist, Counseling
Department Secretary, Advising
Records Associate III
Enrollment Associate II

The complete job description and application can be found on the
HFC EMPLOYEE PORTAL by logging into the Portal at , then click on Talent Management Center in the blue box on the Human Resources employee page.
All open positions can be found under the Career Center tab.

All employees must complete an online application in the HFC Career Center in order to be considered for the position. Per the SSA Collective Bargaining Agreement, SSA employees who apply in the initial 5 day period following this notification, will be given first consideration. SSA employees can still apply after the five day period using the same process but will not be given special consideration.

Questions, please contact HR at 313-845-9820 or

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HFC-SSA Scholarship Application Deadline – March 31st

Scholarship Applications are accepted from January 1 – March 31.

The first step is to fill out a General Application.

Once you complete the application, you are automatically matched to scholarships for which you are eligible.

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What to do if you are injured at work

Employee Injury Report and Concentra Locations

If you are injured at work please do the following:

  1. Notify campus safety 313-845-9630. Ask them to complete an incident report.
  2. Notify Tiffany Webster in the Human Resource office.
  3. Receive treatment at one of the Concentra locations listed on the flyer. The Romulus location is open 24 hours. 
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