Work Hours and Attendance

Regular attendance and punctuality are critical to your success and Goodwin College’s ability to provide the necessary service level for student success and effective operations. Failure to maintain satisfactory attendance including, adhering to regular work schedules, may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Other than for absences due to leaves of absence under FMLA or for approved disability leave for employees who are not eligible for FMLA, employees are expected to be at work and perform their responsibilities including having excellent attendance. Leaves of absence for personal reasons may be approved in advance by the Provost and Human Resources for certain limited circumstances.

You are expected to report to work on each scheduled day, arrive on time and work the entire scheduled shift. In the event of an emergency, you are expected to inform your direct supervisor at least one hour before the start of your workday. In addition, you are expected to make a reasonable attempt to speak with your supervisor to discuss outstanding work due that day and when you are expected to return to work. Reasonable attempts include calling during business hours and, if leaving a voice message, providing a phone number where you can be reached. Any other forms of contact, such as emails, text messages, or messages conveyed through co-workers, must be in addition to the phone call to your manager. Employees who do not call or who are excessively tardy or absent will be subject to disciplinary action.

It is crucial for you to notify your supervisor as soon as you know you will not be coming to work. You are required to inform your supervisor one hour prior to your normal start time if you are sick or cannot make it to work. Failure to do so or repeated patterns of this behavior may result in serious consequences up to and including termination of employment. If you are absent for three consecutive working days without notice given to your supervisor it will result in immediate termination.

Third Party Involvement

Goodwin College will not discuss employment issues or concerns with a third-party, including parents/guardians of employees under the age of 18. If you become incapacitated and unable to communicate via phone or email, Goodwin College may reach out to your Spouse, Parent/Guardian, family member or friend, if necessary, to fulfill its obligations to you. As soon as you are able to communicate again, all issues will then be addressed by you. If an employee wishes to have another party join a meeting please see Human Resources.