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Attendance Policy Definition

December 8, 2014

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Term Definition
The attendance policy of an organization is the public, written standards the business has put forth concerning requirements for employees “showing up” to work in a timely manner for their assigned shifts. This attendance is generally mandatory so that the organization can have adequate staff available to be productive.

Extended Definition
The term “attendance policy” is often used interchangeably with absenteeism policy, but there are some differences worth noting. First of all, a traditional attendance policy tends to focus solely on attendance rather than potential contributing factors to employees being absent from work. Secondly, attendance policies are also generally simpler to enforce and follow a black and white approach to attendance.

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