11.00.020     ABSENCE FROM DUTY


Every employee who fails to appear for duty, including scheduled training, at the date, time, and place specified, without the consent of a supervisor, is "absent without leave."  All employees will report any unscheduled absence from duty in the following manner, and such absence specifically includes sick leave.


The employee will be responsible for contacting a supervisor at least two hours (four hours for civilian employees covered by Union contract) in advance of his/her scheduled duty time, and advise the supervisor of his/her necessity for being absent.  (Incapacitating injury, sudden illness, or other emergency circumstances will be sufficient cause for departure from the above two-hour (four-hour) requirement.)


Where provisions for relief of the absent employee are necessary for sufficient shift coverage, the respective supervisor will make such personnel reassignment as the situation demands.