Term Definition

TermDefinition
Absence

time off from work that may be recorded as Scheduled or Unscheduled.

  • Scheduled - supervisor notified of absence 16 hours prior to time scheduled to return to work.
  • Unscheduled notification of an absence anytime less than 16 hours prior to time scheduled to return to work. Excessive unscheduled absences may result in disciplinary action including termination

Scheduled leave or non-illness related situations or elective medical procedures must be submitted for approval in advance and may be disapproved based on staffing needs, operational needs, or frequency of absences. Failure to report to work on a day for which approval of leave has been denied may result in disciplinary action


This term is used in the policy(ies) listed below.

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