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DP323 – Abandonment of Position

  • Effective: 6/11/2002
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes the need for consistent attendance by dependable personnel to provide a quality education for students and to keep the District operating effectively and expects personnel to give proper notification to their supervisors when they are absent from their positions.    The Board delegates to the Administration the responsibility for policy regarding abandonment of position.
  2. Administrative Policy
    Personnel refers to all licensed, classified, administrative and part-time employees of Jordan School District.  The following administrative policy provisions shall be used in implementing this policy:

    1. Workers who are absent from work for three (3) consecutive working days and are capable of providing proper notification to their supervisor, but do not, shall be considered to have abandoned their position.
    2. An immediate supervisor may recommend the termination of an employee who has been deemed to have abandoned his/her position.  The employee shall be informed of the action in writing by the Administrator of Human Resources.
    3. The employee shall have the right to appeal to the Administrator of Human Resources within five (5) working days of receipt or delivery of the notice of abandonment to the last known address.
    4. If the termination action is appealed, the Administrator of Human Resources shall not be required to prove that the employee intended to abandon the position.