Attendance Management Program

Attendance Support Program

The Health Centre’s Attendance Support Program has established and communicated attendance benchmarks. An employee will be included in the Attendance Support Program when he/she meets or exceeds a sick absenteeism level of 5 shifts* or 4 incidents* in a 6 month period. The 6 month periods run from April 1 to Sept 30 and October 1 to March 31 each year. The attendance benchmark is based on the Ontario Hospital Association’s Absence Survey weighted average, and is reviewed annually. The Attendance Support Program is a 5 step system that brings absenteeism to the attention of the employee. During the first two steps, the union is not notified however the employee has the right to request a union rep to attend with them. At the third, fourth and fifth steps the Union is notified and a Union representative will attend these meetings.

ASP policy