This session will focus on absence management in the workforce today. Proper absence management is key to helping organizations maintain the highest levels of productivity, minimize the total cost of labor, and ensure compliance with constantly changing Federal and State leave management legislation. Tools in the areas of leave requests, benefit accruals, vacancy tracking, and case management help organizations streamline benefit and leave tracking processes. This results in lower absenteeism, increased productivity, less manual processing, and overall compliance with leave standards. When organizations utilize absence management best practices, they can reach these goals and focus attention back on a productive workforce.