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DOE staff attendance policy during remote learning period

The Department of Education on April 2 issued guidance to principals and school secretaries on how schools should keep staff attendance during the remote learning period.

Read the DOE guidance on staff attendance »

Here are the highlights:

  • All school employees should only report their attendance to their school timekeeper once per week.
  • By 3 p.m. each Friday, staff must fill out a simple online DOE form that asks them to indicate the days that week that they worked from home and the days, if any, that they were absent. The school’s payroll secretary uses this information to update attendance and timekeeping in EIS, which remains the system of record.
  • If a school-based employee is unable to work from home on a particular day, that employee should still notify their supervisor and their timekeeper as soon as possible in the morning so that coverage can be arranged.