State Faculty/Professional Tardiness/Absences


Arrival at the workstation late, either at the start of the workday or when returning from a lunch break, constitutes tardiness. For example, if employees are expected to open an office at 08:00AM, being in the building or parking lot at 08:00AM. does not meet the requirements for reporting to work on time.

Employees who know in advance that they will be unavoidably late for work, should notify their supervisor before the work day begins.


Absences from the work site are recorded on the Time & Accrual record and defined as follows:

Scheduled Absence
Time off requested in advance and approved by supervisor using appropriate leave credits.
Unscheduled Absence
An absence not requested and not approved in advance, even if such absence is subsequently approved or authorized and charged to leave credits. Examples: sick call, inclement weather, transportation, personal or family emergency, etc.
An employee must call in within two hours of the scheduled work day: shift workers may be required to call in prior to beginning of shift.
Unauthorized Absence
Failure of an employee to appear for a regularly scheduled work assignment or to notify a supervisor/designee of the employee's inability to work (no all/no show, late call-in) within the established time frames. This type of absence usually results in leave without pay and may also result in administrative action.