Title

Practices in Assuring Employee Availability

Authors

Joel Volinski

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

ridership - commuting, organisation - management

Keywords

Absenteeism, Disciplines, Incentives, Intervention, Labor relations, Personnel management, Policy, Prevention, State of the art reports, Supervision, Transit operating agencies, Workers compensation

Abstract

This synthesis presents state of the practice information about the various actions transit agencies (and other employers) have taken to help ensure the availability of quality employees in an increasingly competitive employment environment. It focuses on the practices and policies transit agencies have put in place to help minimize absenteeism at their agencies, from which other agencies may find useful applications. This document addresses three basic categories: (1) Preventive Measures, designed to stop absenteeism from occurring; (2) Management Interventions, utilized to deal with absenteeism that does occur; and (3) Other Management Strategies. In particular, it focuses concern on practices related to employee selection, internal motivation of employees, labor-management cooperation, supervisory involvement, incentive and discipline programs, and workers compensation programs.

Rights

Permission to link to report given by TRB