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Every employee within the Library plays an integral part in enabling the department to achieve its organizational goals and providing high quality, dependable, cost-effective service to the students, faculty and staff of the University of California at Berkeley. We all accomplish this goal by performing our jobs in the most productive manner possible. In any work place environment, a most important component of...

Regular attendance is everyone's responsibility. Employees are expected to report to their assigned work area as scheduled, on-time and prepared to work. If an employee is unable to report to work due to illness or for emergency reasons, s/he is expected to personally call the immediate supervisor or supervisor designate by the required time as specified by the unit. (See the...

Absence: A scheduled work day(s) that an employee is not at work. Approved Leave Without Pay: Unpaid absence from work approved in writing by the appropriate supervisor or manager. Unapproved Leave Without Pay: Unpaid absence from work that has not been approved in writing by the appropriate supervisor or manager. Examples of unapproved LWOP may include but are not limited to tardiness, failure to appear for work...

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...

Identification of an Attendance Problem and Corrective Action

The circumstances surrounding an employee's inability to meet attendance obligations may vary. Supervisors will analyze records, discuss problem situations with employees and take necessary corrective actions.

Consistent with the practice of progressive discipline, supervisors should counsel employees who show signs of attendance...

If an employee fails to report to work and does not follow the appropriate reporting procedure by contacting the supervisor or supervisor designate, s/he may be subject to disciplinary action. Remember, employee emergencies do occur. The appropriate supervisor should attempt to contact the absent employee by telephone as soon as possible. If the supervisor is unable to contact the employee by phone, and the...

As part of the eligibility process for Family Medical Leave (FMLA), employees are required to provide the necessary documentation from their Health Care Provider.

At the discretion of the unit manager/supervisor, employees may be required to furnish satisfactory proof (doctor's verification) of illness. If this is required, the supervisor will notify the employee of the need to provide medical...

Managing employee attendance is the responsibility of all supervisors. The Library uses the following tools to monitor and track employee attendance:

Written employee requests and supervisors' approval for time off CalTime time detail reports

Supervisors will review the attendance records of their employees. This review process provides supervisors not only with the opportunity to initiate corrective...