Date: April, 1989 (revised)
DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE DUE PROCESS
To establish procedures in accordance with the Merit System Law to impose upon
an employee disciplinary
action, suspension or dismissal.
II. APPLICABLE TO:
All classified employees.
1. CORRECTIVE DISCIPLINE:
a. Managers may impose disciplinary action upon an employee
only for just cause. A classified
may be disciplined (oral or written reprimand) by the manager whenever he/she considers the good
of the service to be served thereby. Full and sufficient reason must be stated in writing at the time
disciplinary action is taken. Letters of disciplinary action must be handed to the disciplined employee
or mailed certified with return receipt requested. Copies of said letter must be filed immediately with
the University Office of Human Resource Administration and appropriate union president.
a. A disciplinary suspension may be effected only by a written
notice given on or before the effective
date and signed by the Assistant Vice President for Human Resource Administration or his designee,
the Vice President for Business & Finance, or the University President.
b. A request for such action, stating the reasons(s), is
forwarded to the Assistant Vice President for
Human Resource Administration or his designee in sufficient time to enable scheduling of a
pre-disciplinary hearing, if necessary, and the preparation of notice.
c. The notice must be handed to the disciplined employee or
mailed, certified with return receipt
d. Supervisors, at all levels, are not authorized to suspend an employee for any reason.
a. A termination may be effected only by taking the same
steps, outlined above, used to suspend an
b. When a situation requires immediate action, the employee
will be relieved from duty for the day and the
Assistant Vice President for Human Resource Administration will be notified as soon as possible. The
Assistant Vice President for Human Resource Administration will advise the department head as to
what action should be taken in response.
a. An employee who feels aggrieved by a disciplinary action,
suspension or dismissal has the right to
appeal and may process his grievance through either the grievance procedure or before the State
Personnel Appeal Board.
b. Suspension or dismissal must be fully documented with full
and sufficient reason.