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Disciplinary Action

Employees may be subject to disciplinary action for the following:

Failure to follow the appropriate reporting procedures:

  • Unauthorized absences
  • Excessive absences
  • Patterned absences
  • Excessive tardiness

It is important that employees be aware that their prudent use of sick leave is to their advantage. Supervisors should inform employees that an ample balance of sick leave may be needed in the case of a major illness, and that employees who maintain a positive leave balance may convert that sick leave into service credit upon retirement. Furthermore, any employee who is absent without pay from work for more than fifteen days in any given month will automatically lose leave and retirement benefit credit. With the exception of absences due to a work-related illness or injury, this loss of monthly credit will affect their UCRP calculation as well as any normal additional accrual of vacation hours, e.g., the increase in vacation hours upon reaching the ten-year mark.

Employee absences not subject to disciplinary action:

  • Approved vacation or administrative leave
  • Approved personal, parental, or family medical leave of absence
  • Absences for jury duty or other approved absences covered by contract/policy provisions
  • Approved time off for death in the family
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