RE: time clocks

From:"Horn, Hazel V"

Hi Cheryl,
We are required to clock in.   Our system uses the telephone to clock in and
out, enter vacation, on-call pay and sick time.    The time system has built
in times for tardy.   8 minutes is the official tardy time.   If your
scheduled to come in at 7:00 and you clock in at 7:07 you are still on time.
But, if you clock in at 7:08 you are late, and are not paid on the clock
until 7:15.     The system works like this every 15 minutes, until 7
minuntes after each quarter hour you will be paid for the full 15 minutes,
at 8 minutes after each quarter hour you are not paid untiil the beginning
of the next quarter hour.

I believe you cannot be discretionary in any tardiness policy.   Late is
late,  no matter the circumstances.   If you try to create exceptions, I
think you would be setting yourself up for possible discrimnation issues.   

Our hospital has policies for what constitutes excessive tardiness, and what
happens if it is habitual.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Cheryl Powell []
> Sent:	Thursday, March 20, 2003 8:20 AM
> To:
> Subject:	time clocks
> Hi Histonetters!!  I have a few quick questions related to the way your
> place of employment keeps track of your hourly personnal.  Do your techs
> (HT/HTL/MTL/MT/CT/etc) punch a time clock or swipe a badge- whatever like
> that?  If so, what are the rules for what constitutes a tardy?  For
> example: A tech is scheduled at 6:30am.  Is 6:31 a tardy? 6:35? 6:40?
> And my other question is who descides if someone's tardiness is in need of
> discipline and is that discipline discretionary (based on circumstances-
> weather, pregnancy, illness) or straight accross the board for everyone?
> Thank you for your responses :)
> Cheryl Ann Powell B.S., HTL(ASCP) 
> Botsford General Hospital 
> Farmington Hills, MI USA 
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