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Timekeeping policy

When to use it

A timekeeping policy specifies the expectations on employees to be at work, on time, and available. It also manages expectations for what happens when things go wrong, and what measures may be taken.



The purpose of this policy is to cover rules and procedures with regards to timekeeping.


This policy is applicable to all employees of [company name].

General principles

All employees are expected to report for work punctually and to observe the normal hours of work as specifiied in their [Contract of Employment | Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment]. Failure to report for work on time is detrimental to the efficient running of the business and imposes an unnecessary burden on colleagues.

If you are going to be late for work, you must make every effort to contact your line manager by telephone as soon as reasonably practicable to notify them of this fact and of the time you expect to arrive. If you are then late for work, you must report to your line manager and explain the reason for

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Reviewed 1 May 2022

Absence and attendance explained

Absence refers to any time taken off work by an employee.

Attendance refers to the expected standards of attendance at work.