Sample Employee Attendance Policy
Employees report to their work stations in adherence with their written schedules. Workers should arrive sufficiently early to begin working right at their scheduled times. Employees leave their work stations as specified by their assigned shifts. Breaks and meal times must also be taken in keeping with the previously set up work schedules.
Measuring Employee Compliance
Company considers a worker to be present and available to work after s/he is clocked in. The time clock functions as the only tool the organization uses to measure proper adherence to the previously agreed on shift. An employee who clocks in late is considered tardy.
Company recognizes excused and unexcused absences. Excused absences are outlined in the employee handbook under ‘Jury Duty,’ ‘Leave of Absence,’ ‘Sick Time,’ ‘Bereavement,’ and ‘Time off.’ These are scheduled absences. Unexcused absences are occurrences when the employee is not at her/his workstation at the appointed time and did not previously schedule an absence. Ten tardies – clocking in after the scheduled beginning of a shift – equal one unexcused absence.
Excused absences are not subject to disciplinary actions. Unexcused absences incur disciplinary actions. Company’s human resources department issues a verbal warning at the first occurrence. Thereafter the worker receives a written warning until s/he misses a cumulative annual total of XZ hours, when the employee is subject to termination.
Preventing Disciplinary Actions
Employees should contact their supervisors by phone or company email as soon as they anticipate being absent from their work stations. Being absent from work for two consecutive days without notice to the supervisor is considered job abandonment and Company will initiate work separation procedures. Your personnel record will reflect a voluntary resignation from your position.