Subject: Tardiness
Group: CUPE Local 2338
Approved by: Vice-President (Administration)
Approval date: March 31, 1997
Effective date: April 30, 1997
Administered by: Vice-President (Administration)


All employees are expected to begin work at the scheduled time. Failure to do so reduces the available work time and can result in the disruption of work schedules of other employees and our customers.


2.1 Minor Delay 
If an employee is going to be less than 10 minutes late, he/she is to give an explanation for the tardiness to his/her supervisor upon arrival at work. Repeat occurrences of minor tardiness (less than 10 minutes late) will be addressed through the discipline policy.

2.2 Major Delay 
If an employee is going to be more than 10 minutes late, he/she is to phone the supervisor or Facilities Management Reception (364-2444) to indicate the expected time of arrival at work. Failure to phone will result in a verbal warning unless circumstances prevent the call from being made. Supervisors are to assess the nature of the situation before resorting to the disciplinary policy. Time sheets will reflect the actual time of arrival and the employee will not be paid for the missed time.

2.3 Schedule Variation
Supervisors may, at their discretion, allow minor variations in working hours to allow for exceptional individual circumstances, however, all employees are expected to work a full scheduled week of the appropriate number of hours. The employee will be given the opportunity to make up lost time if productive work is available.