Regular attendance at work is a condition of employment for Pittsburg State University employees. Most PSU employees recognize the need for good attendance at work. Some employees, however, will struggle with attendance-related issues. For the purposes of this policy, attendance-related issues include, but are not limited to, excessive or unauthorized absences, tardiness, leaving early, or extending meal or break periods.
Supervisors should address attendance-related issues with an employee when the issues first arise through ongoing meetings and/or the Classified Performance Review process. If the issues are not satisfactorily resolved after a reasonable period of time, the Supervisor can meet with Human Resource Services to discuss whether the Disciplinary Work Attendance Policy should be implemented. This purpose of this policy is to provide a progressive, consistent, and equitable procedure to address attendance-related issues that have not been resolved through meetings with the supervisor and/or the Classified Performance Review process.
This policy will not apply to any Classified Employee without approval by Human Resource Services.
Nothing in this policy shall prohibit the right of management to terminate a probationary employee for absenteeism or tardiness.
The Disciplinary Work Attendance Policy will be administered as set forth in the following procedures.
5. Point assessments will be removed from the employee’s record on the one year anniversary date of the occurrence.
6. All absences from work shall be characterized as either non-disciplinary absences or disciplinary absences.
7. Disciplinary actions will be administered in accordance with K.S.A. 75-2949, et. seq., as appropriate.
8. HRS will work with the supervisor to track points for an employee subject to the Disciplinary Attendance Policy.