Information for Members
The COVID-19 situation is evolving, and our workforce and union are adapting with a strategic and thorough response. Below are resources and information that we will continue to update as we have new information.
To conform with Federal law, as of July 22, COVID Leave is being revised. Here is the revised policy.
Stewards will have a webinar shortly. In the meantime, please email email@example.com.
We've compiled a list of answers to the questions we are receiving the most from MAPE members. We'll keep adding to this as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.
In an effort to keep our members well informed, we have hosted several tele-townhalls for all members to provide updates around COVID-19 leave, executive orders, teleworking and more. If you missed the townhalls, recordings are available.
- MMB FAQ re: COVID
- Joint statement with AFSCME
- Are you at high risk for complications from COVID?
- Governor's response information
MMB encourages state employees whose job duties can be performed through telework do so.
MMB has given direction to agencies that they will all be working from home until June 2021.
Here is a template request you can make to your supervisor.
Dear [Supervisor Name],
The MMB website is, “encouraging state employees whose job duties can be performed through telework on an ad hoc, short-term basis to do so in this situation.”
I am therefore requesting to telework for the duration of the COVID state of emergency. I believe I can perform my job remotely and am asking for permission to do so, effective immediately.
Intermittent COVID Leave and Teleworking
Employees who are able to telework, but unable to work 40 hours in a pay period because they are caring for child(ren) at home due to school or daycare closures should request intermittent COVID-19 Leave using this language in their formal request:
I am currently telecommuting full-time on a flexed schedule and plan to continue working as much as possible. I request intermittent leave of up to [XX] hours/pay period [or per day/week], which will allow me needed flexibility to take care of my school-age children.
COVID-19 Guidance for Stewards
MAPE has compiled a COVID-19 Stewards Guidance document and other information from the contract that will be helpful to stewards for answering questions.
Minnesota Department of Health Information
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is providing up-to-date information about COVID-19. A special thank you to all of our MAPE members who are hard at work protecting Minnesotans.
Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control has resources available through their Get Ready website.
Minnesota Department of Education
The Minnesota Department of Education is providing information on Care for Children of Families of Emergency Workers.
Minnesota COVID-19 Response
Community Care: A People-Centered Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has many good resources including information in Spanish and Somali.
Reporting Hate-Motivated Crimes
In response to the increased number of hate-motivated crimes against Asian Americans, the Governor has created a hotline and webform to easily report.
Please feel free to reach out to your local stewards or business agent with questions.
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