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Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do if I disagree with the information contained in a Written or Final Written Counseling?
The best course of action is to tell your side of the story to your manager prior to receiving any counseling so that all information and circumstances are taken into consideration. However, it is up to the manager to determine if any type of counseling is appropriate after reviewing all relevant information. If you still disagree with the counseling, then you may submit a rebuttal to be included with the original counseling for your personnel file. The rebuttal should be submitted to an Employee Relations representative in the Office of Human Resources.
As a manager, do I have the right to use progressive discipline in situations involving student employees?
Yes, student employees should be held to the same behavioral and/or performance requirements as any employee. However, some student employees may only remain with a department for a limited time and disciplinary procedures requiring additional time to allow for improvements should be taken into consideration. For additional information regarding standard procedures as they relate to student employees, contact the Career Center, Student Employment directly.