Blue Alliance People Ops – Attendance and Punctuality Policy

Importance of Attendance and Punctuality Policies

Welcome to our Employee Resource Center, where we believe in the value of clear policies to create a positive and productive work environment. We understand that attendance and punctuality are essential aspects of your role here, and here’s why these policies matter:

1. Boosting Productivity: Being present and on time ensures that we meet our commitments and keep our projects on track. It helps us work efficiently and achieve our goals as a team.

2. Fostering Fairness: Our policies set clear expectations for everyone. They ensure that each team member is held to the same standard, which promotes fairness and avoids conflicts or misunderstandings.

3. Cultivating a Positive Culture: When we all commit to being punctual and present, it creates a sense of responsibility and professionalism. This, in turn, enhances our work culture, improves teamwork, and increases employee satisfaction.

4. Legal Compliance: Our policies help us adhere to labor laws and regulations, ensuring that you are compensated correctly and that we maintain a compliant work environment.

At Blue Alliance IT, we believe that clear attendance and punctuality policies benefit not only the organization but also our valued employees. Thank you for your commitment to these essential workplace practices. Your dedication helps us thrive as a team and achieve our collective goals.

Planned time out such as vacations and personal appointments, should be submitted and communicated in advance whenever possible. Personal appointments during work hours are often best scheduled early or late in the day to minimize disruption.

If an employee is ill, injured, or faces an unexpected emergency preventing them from coming to work, they must notify their direct supervisor (or attendance line* if applicable) no later than thirty (30) minutes before their scheduled work day begins; if the immediate supervisor is unavailable, employees must contact a manager and provide a reachable contact number. If an employee is physically unable to contact the Company directly, they should arrange for another person to notify the company on their behalf. Leaving messages with colleagues or an answering service is not considered proper notification.

(*Some companies within the organization have an attendance line feature, if you did not receive training or information on an attendance line option for attendance notifications, you should just communicate with your direct supervisor.)

When an employee calls in absent, they are required to provide the Company with an expected date of return. In cases of a temporary disability leading to an absence of 2 or more consecutive days, the Company may request proof of illness, injury, or accident, which could include doctor’s statements or notices. A doctor’s note must be presented to the employee’s manager by the end of the business day they return to work.

Repeated, excessive, or patterned absences, whether excused or unexcused, are not considered satisfactory job performance. Documentation for absences may be requested at the discretion of management and should be submitted to HR for inclusion in the employee’s file.

Employees who become ill while at work should immediately inform their supervisor. If an employee cannot fulfill their job responsibilities due to illness, they may be sent home / dismissed for the day. Payment will be based on hours worked, and eligible employees may receive paid time off.

Employees are expected to be at their workstation or assigned rotation on time. Excessive tardiness, whether excused or unexcused. A pattern of unplanned late arrivals / punch in times can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

If an employee is absent for two (2) consecutive days without proper notification, the Company reserves the right to consider the position abandoned “no call no show”, resulting in voluntary termination of employment.

Frequent attendance issues and tardiness place unnecessary strain on co-workers and can negatively affect the company’s overall performance and success. Frequent attendance issues may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Maintaining regular attendance and punctuality contributes to a productive and harmonious work environment. Your efforts are appreciated and essential for the success of the Company.