On February 24, 2004, Interim President Michael approved the implementation of post-offer medical screening for employees accepting team cleaning specialists or lead positions. Implementing the medical screening program reduces costs associated with workers compensation premiums and lost time accidents, and increases productivity. Medical screenings also boost morale among the custodial employees, with fewer team cleaning specialists and leads on “light or modified” duty due to on-the-job injuries.
Working with an Occupational Health Specialist at Gritman Medical Center, Human Resources has developed procedures for a medical screening program for successful candidates in the positions of team cleaning specialist and team cleaning lead. The medical screening will occur only after the initial offer of employment has been made to the candidate. Current employees will not be required to have a medical screen if applying for a lead position. If there is a break in service and the former employee applies for a team cleaning specialist or team cleaning lead position, the individual will be required to participate in the program.
Implementation Assistance from Human Resources
The program was developed by Human Resources in coordination with managers from Facilities, Auxiliary Services, the SUB/Commons, and Student Recreation. Human Resources will offer assistance to departments with the implementation of medical screening including sample letters and forms to give to the prospective employee.
For more information on post-offer medical screening refer to the Administrative Procedures Manual chapter 50.17.