The university employs a process of Progressive Discipline to collaboratively address issues of unsatisfactory conduct or performance. The disciplinary process may start at any counseling stage, taking into consideration the severity of the infraction and maintaining consistency in the administration of the disciplinary process. All sides of an issue should be heard prior to management administering any disciplinary action.
Note: Progressive discipline does not apply to employees within their 6 month introductory period. Managers experiencing issues with an employee within their 6 month introductory period should immediately consult with an employee relations representative.
The following represents additional resources available for managers contemplating implementing Progressive Discipline:
Progressive Discipline Process
Discharge is recommended for infractions of a grave nature or after all progressive discipline procedures have been followed without significant and/or satisfactory improvement in behavior and/or performance.
An Employee Relations representative may be contacted through any or all stages of the discipline process. An Employee Relations representative must be consulted prior to the issuance of an Addendum to Counseling, Final Written Counseling or a discharge any staff employee.
Please refer to the university Progressive Discipline policy for more information.