BUS OPERATOR ABSENTEEISM: SOME CAUSES AND CURES

In an effort to develop ways of reducing the rate of absenteeism, this study assessed the scope and dimensions of the problem, constructed a profile of the so-called problem operators, identified major causes of absenteeism, and developed some absenteeism reduction strategies based on these findings. Because of its many contributing factors, no single solution can effectively deal with all facets of absenteeism. The solutions presented here range from being easy to implement to those requiring major labor contract revisions. An effective absence reduction program requires a coordinated and comprehensive effort aimed at the probable causes of excessive absenteeism. At the Southern California Rapid Transit District an attempt is being made to develop a program for monitoring and controlling absenteeism, highlighting the disruption and expense of the problem, involving first-line supervisors in identifying solutions, and evaluating major operational and work-rule changes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transit Association

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Leahy, A
    • Sprague, C
    • Schlegel, L
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00308520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM