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Employees are expected to report to work at their scheduled starting times on each scheduled work day.

  1. Excessive absenteeism shall result in discipline which can include discharge. “Excessive absenteeism” is defined to include but not be limited to those absences beyond allowed leave, or repeated and unexcused absences.

2.      There are occasions when employees cannot report to work. In those circumstances, the employee must call the supervisor at the scheduled starting time if he/she is to be absent from work or more than 15 minutes late. If the supervisor cannot be reached, a message should be left with the person answering the phone and the employee shall then notify the Director of Human Resources. Employees must give the reason for the anticipated tardiness or absence, where they can be reached, and their anticipated time away from work.

3.      Employees must either call the supervisor on each consecutive day of absence or give an anticipated return date based on medical advice. The supervisor may require a physician’s certificate. Notification to a fellow employee is not proper notice.

4.      Employees are encouraged to avoid scheduling medical or other personal appointments which conflict with normal working hours. However, when such conflicts cannot be avoided, employees should advise their supervisors at the earliest possible time. Such time for classified employees will be taken as sick leave for medical appointments and vacation leave for personal appointments, assuming the employee has such leave time available; otherwise, the time will be unpaid.

5.      An employee who is absent from work two consecutive days without notifying the College is considered a voluntary quit and will be terminated for cause.

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