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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.
An Employee Relations & Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) representative should be contacted through all stages of the discipline process (except for a verbal counseling). An Employee Relations & EEO representative must be consulted prior to the issuance of a written or final counseling an addendum to counseling, performance improvement plan or discharge.
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. All terminations are approved by the vice president of Human Resources. Please consult with Employee Relations & Equal Employment Opportunity on all matters related to the discharge of an employee.
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