Overview

This directive describes employee attendance requirements and department and employee responsibilities when employees are absent, arrive at work late, or leave work early.

Bargaining unit employees are responsible for following the attendance requirements in the Collective Agreement.

Recording attendance

It is the responsibility of each employee to appropriately record their attendance.

Employee absences

Opted out or excluded employee and managers are required to have the prior approval of their supervisor for any absence from work except sick leave. Managers do not normally have specific hours of work.

Employees who work shifts and who are absent without prior approval must communicate the reason for their absence to their supervisor at least one hour prior to the time they were expected to be at work. Employees who do not work shifts and who are absent without prior approval must communicate the reason for their absence to their supervisor within one hour of the time they were expected to be at work. The supervisor may determine what further communication is required during the absence.

Employees who are absent without prior approval and who fail to communicate the reasons for their absence for three consecutive days may be deemed to have abandoned their position, thereby resigning their position. Employees may be reinstated if they can explain, to the satisfaction of the deputy head, why they were unable to communicate with their supervisor.

Late arrivals or early departures

Employees may be deducted for late arrivals or early departures at the discretion of their supervisor. Employees who are continually late or who leave early without prior approval are subject to disciplinary action.

About this directive

Authority: Public Service Employment Regulation (PDF, 880 KB)
Application: Organizations under the Public Service Act
Effective Date: October 12, 2000
Contact: Alberta Public Service Commission:
Labour and Employment Practices; Labour and Employment Policy