Tutor good morning, I am work as an admin in a health facility. At the
working station, I have so many challenges. Some of my staff come for
work late, drunk and leaving work before time, and I addressed
these issues. what should I do in order to arrange the facility so that it works well.
You are the admin, not the manager, but you say, “my staff,” so I am going to assume you have managerial responsibility for them. If you do not, then you must go to your line manager, or theirs, and ask that action be taken.
I also assume, as this is a health facility, that there are rules and regulations clearly laid down, ideally in an employment handbook. The first thing to do is to familiarise yourself with the relevant rules or employment law, so that you do not overstep your authority. You can take advice from your HR department.
You must take these people to task immediately. If people are allowed to do as they want, standards slip, discipline is lost, morale lowered amongst staff who play by the rules, and teamwork is threatened. Their behaviour is irresponsible, and probably threatens the safety of your clients, if they are drunk.
Every transgression must be dealt with, immediately, firmly and fairly. And within the bounds of the relevant rules and employment law.
If you can I would send home anyone who is drunk, telling them it will be counted as a day’s holiday or their pay will be deducted. You cannot tolerate that in a health facility, no one can work properly in the knowledge that there is a colleague there who cannot be relied on in a crisis because they are the worse for drink.
People who arrive late and leave early without permission should be spoken to, and if necessary given a warning.
Perhaps HR should circulate a memo, saying that it has been necessary to take action on some disciplinary matters, and asking everyone to familiarise themselves with the rules and adhere to them.
Make absolutely certain you do not overstep your authority and leave yourself open to criticism or action.