Regular attendance and punctuality are vital attributes for all employees. It is important for employees to attend work regularly and to arrive at work on time, because failure to do so detrimentally affects employee morale and productivity. Absenteeism or tardiness that is excessive or unauthorized in the judgment of the University is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
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Attendance & Punctuality Policy
If an employee is ill or unable to work, it is the employee's responsibility to notify his/her supervisor or a designated representative of the department as soon as possible so that the day's work assignments can be managed. At that time, the employee should give an approximate time of his/her return to the work place. If the employee's absence is more than 5 continuous workdays, a physician's statement is required to permit further claim of sick leave rights by the employee-patient. The institution may require a physician's statement for absences of a shorter duration if deemed necessary by the supervisor and approved by the Department of Human Resources.
Clayton State University allows funeral/bereavement time-off policy to employees when a death occurs in their family. Please refer to the leave policy.
The University observes 12 official paid holidays each year for regular employees working one-half time or more. Such holidays are specified below:
Holidays shall be awarded in addition to earned vacation time, and shall be observed in accordance with institutional rules and regulations. In order to receive holiday pay, an employee must be in active pay status the day before and the day after the holiday. A terminating employee shall not be paid for any official holidays occurring after the last working day of employment. In the case of retirement or inter-institutional transfer, employees will receive pay for holidays occurring at the end of their final month of employment if in a paid status (work time, annual leave, sick leave or other paid leave) on the last scheduled work day of the month.
Please feel free to review the University Holiday Calendar
Employees of Clayton State University who are called for jury duty or witness duty will be paid by the institution at the normal rate of pay for any regularly scheduled time lost from the job. This leave will be granted upon presentation of official orders from the appropriate court.
Employees are expected to return to work when a court does not require full time attendance and they are not required to be present in court.
Normally, the University announces when some or all University offices may be closed. The specific recess days are announced in the Official University Academic Calendar.
Employees are encouraged to exercise their constitutional right to vote in all federal, state and local election. If election polls are not open at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after an employee's normally scheduled work shift, up to 2 hours of leave might be granted to permit the employee to vote. Please click here to view the Voting policy