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 continues to account for relatively fewer absences. This decrease in illness-related absences correlates with influenza-like illness activity slowing throughout the month. We also see an increase in personal and vacation days, which may be related to seasonal holidays.
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.