No employee shall be absent from his or her regularly scheduled duties, except by authority of his or her department head, other responsible supervisor or the City Manager. Employees absent due to reasons beyond their control will be responsible for reporting their absence together with the reason therefor to the department head or other responsible authority as soon as possible after the beginning of their assigned shift or regular schedule of duties. Except in cases of leave incident to vacation or illness, all absences must be approved by the City Manager.
(Prior Code, § 2-211)