Apr 10, 2012, 02:19 PM
We have an employee who abuses the PTO bank by using the majority of it for unscheduled absences. It is a front desk position and we are a small company. When this employee is gone with very little (an hour or less)notice, the rest of the staff has to scramble to cover those duties and answer phones, direct calls etc in addition to their own work. It has been an issue for the last two years, and we have had documented conversations. Can I add an adendum to the PTO policy that becomes effective only to the employee who is found to be abusing the unscheduled absences? This addendum would limit the number of PTO days that can be used as unscheduled. Last year alone, this employee was gone 22 times unscheduled, the year before this employee was gone 19 times unscheduled, then the scheduled time is on top of that. It has a huge impact on our other staff and office morale. I would like to put a stop to the abuse and take away the big pool this employee has to draw from. In 16 years we have not had any other employee do this. I would hate to ammend the PTO policy for all of them.