Employee Attendance and Leave Management—An Interactive Two-Part Webinar Series

Costs and times
SSC Clients: $275.00 per attendee
Non-clients: $550.00 per attendee
Program Begins: 9:00 AM
Program Ends: 10:30 AM
Suzanne Speck Executive Vice President
Danyel Conolley Director, Management Consulting Services
Charlene Quilao Assistant Director, Management Consulting Services


Managing employee leaves has and will continue to be challenging as changes in law and regulation require local educational agencies (LEAs) to carefully track eligibility for leave under federal and state laws, a local collective bargaining agreement, board policies, and local practice. In addition, understanding and managing Reasonable Accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act can be particularly taxing for human resources (HR) departments if not managed in compliance with the law. This webinar will provide participants with operational advice on how to effectively manage employee leaves, and as well as how to minimize complaints of discrimination in the workplace in this era of continuing change.

Employees who are covered by more than one of these laws are entitled to the rights set out in the most protective law. Weave in the patchwork of leave entitlements set out in collective bargaining agreements and local practices makes classifying employee leave and tracking difficult for many LEAs. Compliance with the law is established through utilizing tracking tools, maintaining accurate documentation, and having clearly written communication regarding leave entitlements.

From the larger LEA to the smaller, the management of employee attendance is an essential function of the business and HR departments. It is critical that LEAs have an effective employee leave program established, due to the substantial fiscal impacts of employee leave and workplace accommodations and their influence on operational efficiency and employee relations. This two-part webinar series will provide HR and fiscal services staff with the tools they need to evaluate their current employee’s leave status, provide leave consistent with current laws and regulations, and move toward operational efficiency and best practices. Attendees will also be added to the SSC HR Listserv for networking opportunities with other LEA HR professionals and to receive new information as it unfolds.

Dates and Times:

Part 1: May 25, 2021, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Part 2: May 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Fee Includes Both Webinars


  • An overview of the different types of Federal and State leave
  • Statutory leave requirements
  • Interaction between the various types of available leaves, collective bargaining agreements, and local practice
  • Employee leave tracking tools
  • Industrial Illness and Injury Leave
  • Leave timelines
  • The Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act
  • Developing an effective interactive process
  • Roles and responsibilities of HR and fiscal services
  • Best practices in establishing a leave program
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement Compliance
Location Details
SSC Clients: $275.00 per attendee
Non-clients: $550.00 per attendee
Program Begins: 9:00 AM
Program Ends: 10:30 AM