Promptness and regular attendance are expected of all employees and are important factors in evaluating individual performance and continued employment.

Employees are to give their supervisor advance notice of an expected absence or lateness.

Employees are not paid for time absent, except that the absentee may qualify for pay under the Sick Days, Personal Days, Long Term Disability or Worker’s Compensation programs.

If you are unexpectedly delayed or absent, you must call your supervisor before the scheduled starting time. If for some reason the supervisor cannot be reached, call the Human Resources office. On arriving late, you should report to your supervisor.

If you are absent because of illness or injury for three (3) or more consecutive work days, before returning to work you should secure from your physician a written statement on the nature of your illness or injury and any restrictions placed on performing your normal duties.

If any employee is absent for three (3) or more consecutive days and has not contacted the supervisor or the Personnel Office during that time, the employee is deemed to have terminated employment voluntarily.

Attendance records will be kept by the supervisor and maintained by the Human Resouces Office including records of sick/personal days, vacation and medical leaves of absence.

Absenteeism, whether due to illness, injury or other reason, becomes excessive when it adversely affects the ability of the College or any of its departments to maintain efficient service. Repeated absences (i.e. Monday or Friday) prior to or following weekends or the day preceding or following a holiday will receive serious attention when the matter of excessive absenteeism is considered. Employees who frequently report late to work will also be subject to disciplinary action.

Employees who are unable to meet their employment obligations of regular and reasonable attendance may be discharged. Situations involving attendance problems will be handled by the supervisor and personnel officer in consultation with the employee.