To All Concerned,
Re: Penalty for Habitual Tardiness
This administrative matter concerns the habitual tardiness of John Jay Smithers, an accountant from the Finance department.
In compliance with office policy, John Jay Smithers submitted his letter of explanation dated May 21, 2010 extending his sincerest apology for having incurred a series of tardiness in reporting for work.
The explanation offered by Mr. Smithers is that his tardiness is mainly due to his scoliosis.
The administartive board finds that Smither’s explanation does not merit consideration to justify his habitual tardiness and recommends that he be reprimanded with a warning that repetition of the same offense will warrant a severe penalty. Moral obligations, performance of household chores, traffic problems, health, domestic and financial concerns are not sufficient reasons to excuse habitual tardiness.
He is now suspended for ten days without pay. This is a stern warning to all employees that such an offense will be dealt with severely.