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Labor and Industry
Parents' Association Handbook

Enrollment Policy Guidelines

The following are the Enrollment Policy Guidelines:

GENERAL:

Worksite child care is a service provided for children, grandchildren, and nieces/nephews of Commonwealth employees and children of child care center staff. Subject to the age and enrollment criteria and limits established by the provider and the Parents' Association, eligibility for enrollment shall be determined in accordance with the guidelines described below.

PRIORITIES:

  1. All permanent, full-time (750 hours per year or more) employees of the Department of Labor and Industry; all permanent, full-time employees of any agency under the Governor’s jurisdiction whose agency provides direct support to the Department of Labor and Industry’s operations and who are headquartered in the Labor and Industry Building (e.g., Comptroller’s Office, Office of Inspector General); any parent who currently has a child enrolled in the center; and a child care center staff person shall be given first priority to enroll their children.
     
  2. All other employees of the Department of Labor and Industry and all other employees of any agency under the Governor's jurisdiction whose headquarters is in the Department of Labor and Industry Building (e.g., Comptroller's Office, Office of Inspector General) shall be given second priority to enroll their children based on the expected duration of their continued employment.
     
  3. All other Commonwealth employees whose headquarters are in the Labor and Industry Building (e.g., Treasury) shall be given third priority to enroll their children.
     
  4. All other Commonwealth employees shall be given fourth priority to enroll their children.
     
  5. Grandchildren and nieces/nephews of employees described in A. above shall be given sixth priority.
     
  6. Grandchildren and nieces/nephews of employees described in B. above shall be given seventh priority.
     
  7. Grandchildren and nieces/nephews of employees described in C. above shall be given eight priority.
     
  8. Grandchildren and nieces/nephews of employees described in D. above shall be given ninth priority.

CHILD:

To be enrolled, the child must be the parental responsibility of the employee or child care center staff, through childbirth, adoption or must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. A stepchild living with the employee;
  2. A child living with and being solely supported by the employee and who is related to the employee by blood or marriage;
  3. A child living with and being solely supported by the employee who is the child's legal guardian;
  4. A child being supported by the employee under a court order as a result of a divorce decree; or
  5. A foster child living with and being solely supported by the employee.

GRANDCHILD:

To be enrolled, the child must be the grandchild or stepgrandchild of the employee, by marriage or blood.

NIECE/NEPHEW:

To be enrolled, the child must be the niece/nephew of the employee, by marriage or blood.
 
The Parents' Association may request documentation be provided to verify compliance with the aforementioned criteria.

DISENROLLMENT

A child is ineligible to attend the Child Care Center when his or her parent/sponsor is no longer a Commonwealth employee. These parents/sponsors shall have their children made ineligible for continued enrollment thirty (30) business days from the date of the change in their status.

APPEALS:

A disagreement regarding priority for eligibility for enrollment shall be presented in writing to the president of the Parents' Association. The president shall appoint a committee of three (3) to hear and recommend a resolution to such a disagreement. The president, with consultation from the Parents' Association Board of Directors, shall take action to resolve the disagreement.
 
Adopted by the Labor and Industry Parents' Association on January 11, 1989, and amended by the Board of Directors on January 24, 1990, January 10, 1995, and July 9, 1996.