Wal-Mart adopts automated absenteeism system

Silva, Chris
February 2007
Employee Benefit News;Feb2007, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p12
The article focuses on the automated absenteeism system adopted by Wal-Mart. Employees who are sick or late to work are required to call an 800 number who are then tagged with an unauthorized absence. Employees who log seven of those absences within six months will be automatically terminated. Wal-Mart spokesman John Simley cites the reason for adopting the attendance policy.


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