Progressive Discipline Materials
All disciplinary action will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The University values its employees and believes that termination is appropriate only in serious cases of performance/behavioral issues. Employee performance and behavior issues therefore should be addressed before they rise to a level requiring discharge. To assist supervisors in addressing such issues so that employees are successful, the university uses a 4-step process:
- Step 1: Verbal Warning
- Step 2: Written Reprimand
- Step 3: Suspension with pay/final written warning
- Step 4: Termination of Employment
Some performance/behavioral issues warrant skipping steps in the process as outlined in the Employee Handbook. The University therefore reserves the right to immediately terminate an employee or skip any step(s) in the progressive discipline process if it is warranted.
Supervisors may use the following forms as appropriate with guidance from Human Resources: