General Policy Statement
Each employee is important to the success of the Company and the customers we service. Our relationship is one of interdependence. We depend on each other to get the work done. Therefore, it is important that employees report to work each day as scheduled.
This policy applies to part-time and full-time employees. Individual departments determine attendance standards for casual and temporary employees.
Regular and consistent attendance is necessary to provide on-time, efficient service to our customers.
Overall attendance records are also important when considering individuals for promotions, transfers, overall performance, or rehire.
From time to time an employee may encounter personal problems that prevent prompt and consistent attendance. Exceptions to this policy will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Employee Role & Responsibility
Management Role & Responsibility
Late Arrivals & Early Departures
Employees are required to be at their workstation ready to work at the designated start time. Unplanned late arrivals/early departures will count as tardy occurrences as follows:
If an employee reports to work late, the employee is paid only for actual time worked. Late arrivals/early departures for non-exempt and hourly employees will be paid if they are using authorized sick leave.
An absence occurrence is defined as:
Consecutive days of absence attributable to a single illness will be considered one occurrence. Non-consecutive occurrences for the same medical reason may be combined if the subsequent absence is within five (5) calendar days of the last day of the original absence.
Approved FML, Bereavement Leave, Military Leave, Jury Duty and Certified Workers Compensation Leave are not counted as occurrences for the purpose of this policy.
Earned sick leave is insurance and intended to provide employees with income protection while they are unable to work due to their own illnesses, doctor’s appointments, or to care for employee’s spouse or dependent children who are ill. To receive pay for the unplanned absence, the employee must call in by the scheduled start time or call in time.
When excessive absenteeism or tardiness occurs, the following corrective action will be applied within any 12-month rolling period:
Anytime an employee reaches 7 occurrences for absences within a 12- month period, sick accruals will stop. Sick accruals will start again on the next full pay period in which occurrences are at 6 or less.
Corrective Action is effective for 12 months from the date of the occurrence that initiated the action. An employee cannot repeat a Written Warning or Final Written Warning within a 12-month rolling period.
Employees who have absences that appear to follow a pattern of abuse may be counseled and/or disciplined for "Negligent Performance". If the pattern continues, the employee may be subject to further discipline regardless of the number of occurrences the employee may have.
Two consecutive workdays of not reporting absences to supervision is job abandonment and will result in loss of employment with ABX.
The above policy guidelines should be followed unless there are documented exceptional circumstances.