Re: time clocks
As professionals, tardiness should not be part of our vocabulary, however, this is not always the case in the real world. I have worked in several hospitals, each with different rules. One hospital allows staff to clock in 7 minutes before or after their assigned time without penalty. One hospital does not have a policy and it was left up to the supervisor. One hospital allows staff to clock in 3 minutes before or after their assigned time.
Each hospital I've worked in uses some form of time clock - a punch card or a magnetic card. One hospital uses a telephone system that requires the employee to use the phones within their department. This prevents employees from using a time clock that may be near their parking area, but 5 minutes from their department or clocking in and taking a break before starting work.
One hospital has an attendance policy that records points based on length of tardiness or type of absence. The employee can accumulate so many points within a 12 month period and at a designated level a written warning is issued. If additional points are accumulated a second and third warning is issued. If the employee reaches the final level they are terminated. This is a bit difficult for the staff to accept, but it solves a problem.
Hope this information helps.
>>> Cheryl Powell 03/20/03 09:20AM >>>
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
Protect your PC - Click here for McAfee.com VirusScan Online
<< Previous Message | Next Message >>