To increase productivity by reducing sick-leave absences the Missouri Department of Transportation, a US state government agency, developed and launched an new initiative. Workers were encouraged to better manage their sick leave to provide a safety net for health emergencies, rather than wasting sick days to extend weekends and holidays. Sick leave requests and requests were to be made directly to a supervisor rather than via a voice-mail message. Supervisors met individually with employees who...

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9.6.5 Manage workplace cleanliness, health & safety
9.6.3 Develop work & family work/life support systems
9.6.4 Manage & administer employee benefits

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