2016-2017 Faculty Handbook

Progressive Discipline

It is in CF's best interest to ensure fair treatment of all employees and make certain that disciplinary actions are prompt, uniform and impartial. The major purpose of any disciplinary action is to correct the problem, prevent reoccurrence, and prepare the employee for satisfactory service in the future.

Disciplinary action may call for any of these four steps: verbal warning, written warning, suspension with or without pay or termination of employment. The action taken depends on the severity of the problem and the number of occurrences. There may be circumstances when one or more steps are bypassed.

Progressive discipline means that, with respect to most disciplinary problems, these steps will normally be followed: a first offense may call for a verbal warning; a second offense may be followed by a written warning; and a third offense may lead to a suspension. Further offenses may lead to termination of employment.

CF recognizes that there are certain types of employee problems that are serious enough to justify either a suspension, or, in extreme situations, termination of employment, without going through the usual progressive discipline steps. By using progressive discipline, most employee problems can be corrected at an early stage, benefiting both the employee and CF.

Policy Manual, Rule 6.25