08. PUNCTUALITY & ABSENTEEISM
Absenteeism, whether due to injury, illness, or other reason, becomes excessive when it adversely affects the ability of the Company to maintain efficient service. In addition, patterns of repeated absences prior to or following weekends, holidays, or scheduled days off, will receive serious attention when the matter of excessive absenteeism is considered. Other examples of attendance issues include but are not limited to frequent or persistent tardiness or requests to leave early; fraudulent use of Medical Leave; and a disproportionate pattern of “emergency” absence requests.
Employees who are unable to meet their employment obligations of regular and reasonable attendance and punctuality are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Employees should arrive at the designated workplace 15 minutes before the scheduled time to start work and clock in using the designated system or inform the Employee’s direct supervisor should the designated system is not available.
Tampering, altering, or falsifying time records or recording time is not allowed and may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.