5.6.1: Attendance

Due to the nature of the University’s business, it is vitally important for University employees to report to work on time and remain at work as scheduled. Tardiness and absences weaken the University’s ability to deliver effective educational services. Therefore, employees shall strive to keep tardiness and absences to a minimum.

When an employee is unable to report to work, the employee must notify an immediate supervisor as soon as possible, preferably no later than one hour prior to the start of the employee’s shift. An employee is also required to notify an immediate supervisor as soon as possible if leaving work for any unplanned reason. If the supervisor is unreachable, the employee is to leave the supervisor a voicemail at work.

If an employee is absent beyond the amount of paid time off given, the absence will be without pay. It is expected that absences without pay will be minimal. Absences without pay are viewed as a performance issue. Employees are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination for excessive tardiness or absenteeism. If an employee is absent for three (3) or more consecutive days and fails to report the absence to an immediate supervisor, the employee will be deemed to have abandoned the position. Any absence that interferes with the department’s ability to successfully perform the functions of the job will be considered a performance issue.