Attendance Corrective Action Guidelines and 12-Month Rolling Period

Policy Statement

Appropriate corrective actions should be taken when a staff member accumulates seven (7) or more instances of unscheduled time off or eight (8) instances of tardiness within a rolling 12-month period, or the staff member demonstrates patterns of either absenteeism or tardiness.

Policy Details

The following table provides guidelines for applying progressive corrective action steps based on the number of occurrences of unscheduled time off and/or tardiness.

Corrective Action StepDescriptionUnscheduled Time Off (Number of Instances)Tardy (Number of Instances)
Written WarningAlong with notes from previous discussion(s) and/or counseling, this step should include subsequent documentation as well as notation of the fact that continued violations may result in further corrective actions up to and including termination.78
Final Written WarningAlong with notes from prior discussions, counseling and written warning, this step should include subsequent documentation as well as notation of the fact that additional violations may result in termination.8
(including previous 7)
10
(including previous 8)
TerminationIf any of the above guidelines are exceeded, given the appropriate sequence of corrective action steps, the staff member should be terminated.9
(including previous 8)
12
(including previous 10)
Policy Number: 09.03

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Time Away From Duke Policy