To UT Physics Staff, Research Faculty and Staff, and Student
Subject Reporting of absences from work
As the result of a recent self-assessment of the Department's practices
related to finances and human resources I will have to stress the
following policy concerning Attendance (Policy HR0505):
"Staff and student employees are expected
to be at work on time for their scheduled work period. The
supervisor must be informed prior to the beginning of the work period
absence or variation from the established work schedule."
In praxis this implies that everybody who has a supervisor is required
to inform their supervisor in person, by phone, or through email prior
to the absence, independent of whether the absence is vacation,
sickness, doctor's appointment., etc. etc. It is NOT enough just
to note the absence on the time sheet that is filled out at the end of
the month (or biweekly period).
If you are in doubt about who your supervisor might be, please ask Pam
Carter. Examples: GTAs report to Dr. Jim Parks; GRAs and all research
faculty and staff usually report to the PI on their research contract.
If you really wish to read the full wording of the Human Resource
Policy related to Attendance you can find it here:
Soren P. Sorensen Department of Physics
Professor and Head University of Tennessee
(865) 974-7805 Knoxville, TN 37996-1200