absence from work

notify your supervisor

Discuss planned absences with your supervisor as early as possible in advance of your time away from work. 

When you are unexpectedly away from work notify your supervisor as promptly as possible.

overview

There are many reasons to be away from work. Whether you’re using your vacation time, staying home because you’re sick or taking time off to attend to personal business, it is important to understand the rules and processes associated with the specific type of absence.

Whatever the reason for your absence from work, the first and most important step is to notify your supervisor. In some cases, you can request time off in advance and receive your supervisor’s approval. In situations where you can’t plan ahead, notify your supervisor as soon as possible.

reporting an absence

vacation & holidays

  • Follow the vacation scheduling and approval process required by your supervisor. 
  • Provide as much advance notice as possible.
  • Record your time away from work in the timesheet system.

More information is available here.

illness or injury

  • Notify your supervisor in advance of your absence, if possible, or as soon as possible. 
  • You do not need to disclose any information about your medical condition to your supervisor.
  • If your absence is expected to last more than five consecutive work days, begin the  Disability Management process to report your absence and begin the certification process.
  • To qualify for job protection under FMLA or related state leave laws, you must begin the Disability Management process to report your absence and begin the certification process. This must be done as soon as possible, but no later than two days after you return to work.
  • If you’re unable to report your absence yourself, have a family member or friend make the call for you. 

More information is available here

caring for family 

  • Notify your supervisor in advance of your absence, if possible, or as soon as possible. 
  • You do not need to disclose any medical information to your supervisor. 
  • If your absence will qualify under FMLA call Reed Group for any amount of time you take away from work. If your absence is expected to last more than five consecutive work days, begin the  Disability Management process to report your absence and begin the certification process.

More information is available here

attending to personal matters

  • Discuss the type and duration of leave you need with your supervisor. 
  • Work with your supervisor, HR business partner or time administrator to understand how to code your timesheet.

More information is available here