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Disciplinary Process

Discipline is an approach used by management to modify undesirable performance and behavior through the use of a corrective action process. At the onset of any employee performance or conduct issues, supervisors are strongly encouraged to contact Employee Relations staff for assistance.

 

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Employees should receive training, coaching, and constructive feedback to assist in modifying their performance. Timely, appropriate, and continous feedback is essential to maintain effective performance. Inappropriate behavior/performance must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and judged by the severity of the infraction.

Resources

Preparing for Disciplinary Action – Prior to imposing any type of disciplinary action, a supervisor should consider these factors.

Tips for Giving Corrective Feedback – Supervisors should follow these guidelines in an effort to provide employees with effective feedback.

Sample Counseling Memo – This document should be used by supervisors to follow up discussions concerning inappropriate behavior/performance.

Sample Written Reprimand – Use this document when less formal attempts to correct inappropriate behavior/performance have been unsuccessful or when the infraction is so significant or serious that an immediate formal action is warranted.

Disciplinary Action Form – This form should be completed when issuing a written reprimand or suspension.

BOR Policy VII-1.22  – Policy on Separation for regular Exempt employees.

Collective Bargaining Agreements – Refer to for assistance on disciplinary action guidelines for non-exempt employees and sworn police officers.

If you need additional information or assistance, please contact Elmer Falconer at
410-455-3645 or Melanie Spence at 410-455-1638.