A downloadable PDF version of the handbook is available at College Employee Handbook.

Attendance and Remote Work

This policy does not apply to faculty. For faculty performance requirements, see the Faculty Handbook.

Punctuality and regular attendance are of vital importance to Rhodes. Each employee should be at the appropriate work location ready to perform assigned tasks at the beginning of each workday. Remote work is permissible only if approved in advance by the supervisor. If an employee is unable to report for work because of illness or an emergency, or will be late, the employee must notify the appropriate supervisor no later than the employee’s starting time. Employees must also keep their supervisors advised of any emergency in order that arrangements can be made for the employee’s work to be performed during their absence.

If an employee does not report to work, or departs from campus after reporting for work without informing and receiving approval from their supervisor, the employee will be subject to disciplinary action upon their return. Failure to report to work for three (3) consecutive work days without proper notice may be considered cause for termination with forfeiture of accrued benefits.

Employees with serious attendance or tardiness problems may be subject to disciplinary action, and failure to improve attendance may lead to dismissal. If the employee’s attendance and/or tardiness are the result of approved leaves of absence, including but not limited to FMLA leave, or due to a serious health condition or disability that impacts the employee’s ability to comply with this Policy, the employee must contact Human Resources to discuss a request for a reasonable accommodation.

For additional information, see “Sick Leave” policy.