An employee is to notify the supervisor in advance when he/she expects to be absent. When this is not possible, as in the case of sudden illness, an employee must notify the supervisor and explain why he/she is absent and when he/she expects to return. It is expected that the employee will call in each and every day of absence unless specifically directed to do otherwise by the supervisor.

Employees who are frequently absent may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge. An employee absent without previous permission or without notifying his/her supervisor, for three (3) consecutive working days is deemed to be an automatic resignation.

Supervisors should approve and report lost time in increments of 3.5 or 4.0 hours (1/2) day or 7.5 or 8.0 hours (1 day). Emergency time off may be reported in increments of .5 hours. When a Floating Holiday has been approved, the time off should be reported as a full day (7.5 or 8 hours).