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    Attendance and Punctuality

    Policy Statement                                                               

    It is the policy of the University that employees must report for duty at the assigned time and place, remain on duty during scheduled work hours, and accurately report hours worked and leave taken in accordance with State and Federal law.

    Reason for Policy                                                                    

    Employee work attendance has a direct effect on the ability of a department to perform work and/or provide services in support of the University’s mission.

    Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

    Faculty and Staff


    The University expects regular and timely attendance from all employees. Such attendance, in addition to being essential to the efficient operation of the department, is also used as a measure of an employee’s overall job performance. Regular attendance is essential if the University is to provide quality customer service and less stress and fatigue for all employees.

    Whenever possible, at least one-half hour notice must be given to the Department if any employee is unable to report for work or is delayed. This reporting requirement may vary for union represented employees based on the applicable collective bargaining agreements.

    The Department Head, or his/her designated representative, must approve any employee leaving work before his/her scheduled quitting time.

    Employees who are frequently late reporting for work, or excessively absent from work and/or excessively absent on days before or after scheduled days off are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including, termination.

    The Department Head should establish and communicate in writing the process employees should follow in order to report for work, call in sick, or if they will be late reporting to work.


    This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Whenever possible, at least one-half hour notice must be given to the Department if any employee is unable to report for work or is delayed.


    Bi-Weekly attendance timesheet

    Monthly attendance sheet

    Staff overtime form

    Timesheet  – Hourly Employees

    Timesheet  – Student Employees

    Policy Owner

    Anthony Maldonado
    Sr. Human Resources Generalist
    Office: Levermore Hall, room 203
    Phone Number: 516.877.3223

    Secondary Contact                                                              

    Maria Birch
    Phone Number: 516.877.3227

    Document History                                                      

    • Last Reviewed Date: January 19, 2018
    • Last Revised Date: January 19, 2018
    • Policy Origination Date: Not Known

    Who Approved This Policy                                                  

    Lisa S. Araujo

    Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Labor Relations

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