Policy Number: 139
Classified Employee Attendance
I. POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT
Employees of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (“university”) are expected to be available for work during their regularly scheduled working hours.
Employees must follow departmental procedures to gain approval in advance for planned absences and to promptly notify or cause their immediate supervisor to be notified of unplanned absences. Appropriate paid or unpaid leave may be used for absences in accordance with university policy. Refer to HOOP Policy 29 Paid Leave Eligibility for information regarding paid leave and to HOOP Policy 31 Unpaid Leave Eligibility for information regarding unpaid leave.
Failure to follow departmental procedures to gain approval for planned absences or to promptly notify or cause the immediate supervisor to be notified of an unplanned absence will be considered an unexcused absence and may result in leave without pay. Leave without pay may also result if an employee is unable to provide an acceptable reason for an absence. Any absence of more than three consecutive scheduled days or shifts without proper notification of the immediate supervisor will be considered as job abandonment and voluntary termination of employment.
Employees arriving for work after their regularly scheduled starting time shall be considered tardy. A classified employee may be disciplined under HOOP Policy 187 Discipline and Dismissal of Classified Employees for repeated tardiness or absenteeism, absence without proper notification to the supervisor, absence without satisfactory reason, or unavailability for work.