Policy 1800.1

Title: Absenteeism and Tardiness  
Section Absenteeism and Tardiness
Policy #: 1800.1
Modified 12/20/2008 12:51 AM
Procedure:


A. Procedures

PRO expects all employees to assume diligent responsibility for their attendance and promptness. Recognizing, however, that illnesses and injuries may occur, PRO has established PTO hours to compensate full-time employees for certain time lost for legitimate medical reasons, including time off to secure necessary treatment for a disability. (Please consult the appropriate sections of this handbook for information regarding these benefits.)

If you are unable to work because of illness, you must notify dispatch as soon as possible on each day of your absence unless you are granted an authorized medical leave, in which case different notification procedures apply. (See the Family and Medical Leaves of Absence policy earlier in this handbook.) Failure to properly notify PRO will result in disciplinary action.

If you are scheduled for multiple shifts on a day you are unable to work due to illness, you must inform the dispatcher of your availability, or lack thereof, as soon as possible for all of the shifts that day. If you are able to work one or more of the later shifts, you should inform the dispatcher accordingly.

If you are absent for more than five consecutive workdays, a statement from a physician may be required before you will be permitted to return to work. In such instances, PRO also reserves the right to require you to submit to an examination by a physician designated by PRO at its discretion. In addition, PRO may require you either to submit a statement from your physician or to be examined by a company-designated physician in other instances at its discretion, such as where abuse is suspected (e.g., where an employee’s record indicates a pattern of short absences and/or frequent absences before or after holidays and weekends).

ABSENTEEISM OR TARDINESS THAT IS UNEXCUSED OR EXCESSIVE IN THE JUDGMENT OF PRO IS GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND INCLUDING DISMISSAL.