4.4 Attendance

Students and co-workers depend upon employees’ attendance and punctuality. For the smooth, efficient operation of any office or department, it is imperative that all employees regularly report for work on time and complete all scheduled hours. Promptness and faithfulness in reporting for work are important in an employee’s performance.

If it is not possible for an employee to report to work on time due to illness or for any other reason, they are to notify their supervisor. This notice should be given as far in advance of regular starting time as possible. If an employee cannot reach their supervisor, it is the employee’s responsibility to make arrangements for a friend or relative to make the call. The College may require proof of illness in the form of medical documentation.

An employee should promptly apprise their supervisor of any anticipated irregularities in attendance. Chronic tardiness or unexcused absences may result in written reprimand, loss of pay and/or termination of employment

If, in the judgment of the supervisor, an excuse for absence and/or tardiness is unreasonable, the supervisor may require that the employee report to work promptly.

If you are absent for more than five consecutive workdays, a statement from a physician might be required before you will be permitted to return to work. In such instances, the College also reserves the right to require you to submit to an examination by a physician designated by the College at its discretion. In addition, the College may require you either to submit a statement from your physician or to be examined by a College-designated physician in other instances at its discretion, such as where abuse is suspected (e.g., where an employee’s record indicates a pattern of short absences and or frequent absences before or after holidays and weekends).

Before the employee comes back to work the College reserves the right to request proof of illness in the form of medical certification. Chronic lateness or absence may result in disciplinary action, up to and including, dismissal.

Approved February 28, 2014