Categories marked with an * above are prof. related absences. *The "Other" category for absences may include bereavement, jury duty, military leave, unexcused absences and workers compensation, as well as absences not associated with any reason.
Insight: Although illness continues to be the driving factor behind the majority of absences, this reason accounted for relatively fewer in February. The drop in illness-related absences is not as stark as one might expect, given the rapid decline in influenza activity as demonstrated below.
Professionally related absences: Absences related to an employee’s regular responsibilities that are directed or approved by the organization (district) or school. Unlike personal absences (illness, bereavement, etc.), the individual’s reasons and dates for being absent are directly controlled or approved by organization- or schoollevel leaders.
- What they include: professional development, field trips, association/ bargaining unit work, school business
- What they do not include: illness, vacation, personal time off, bereavement, jury duty, military leave, unexcused absences, workers’ compensation.