Attendance and Timeliness

Absenteeism and tardiness place a burden on other employees and can affect the level of service your department provides.  If you must absent yourself from work, arrive late or depart early, you must notify your supervisor as soon as possible in advance of the anticipated tardiness or absences.  Employees must contact the supervisor directly and speak to them personally.  If the supervisor does not answer, the employee should leave a voicemail and also send an email or text message to the supervisor.  Employees who fail to notify their supervisors of an absence in accordance with this procedure may be subject to disciplinary action.  Employees must notify their supervisors each day they will be absent, in accordance with this procedure.  If the absence extends for a period of time, a schedule for reporting on a less frequent basis may be established. 

Employees may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment, when unscheduled absenteeism or tardiness becomes excessive.  Even if an employee has Paid Time Off available, excessive use of unscheduled time off is disruptive and may lead to disciplinary action.  Whether absenteeism or tardiness is excessive is at the sole discretion of the College.  The College will consider the frequency of unscheduled absences and/or tardiness, the patterns of absences (such as a pattern of Monday or Friday absences or absences on the day before or after a holiday or weekend), and the reasons for the absences.  Pre-approved, pre-scheduled absences, bereavement leave, military leave, jury duty leave, and medical leaves (including Family and Medical Leave Act leave) shall not count against the employee, provided that proper notice and any required documentation are provided.

Absences, late arrivals and early departures may result in a reduction in wages for non-exempt employees. 

Any employee who fails to report to work without notification to his or her supervisor for a period of three consecutive days will be considered to have voluntarily terminated his or her employment.