Disciplinary Action Options

Once a supervisor has reviewed the circumstances surrounding the employee's conduct and determined that it involves some form of misconduct or delinquency (such as tardiness, failure to properly request leave, insubordination, theft, etc.), his/her option could be to take disciplinary action. There are a variety of ways to deal with the situation, depending on the severity of the misconduct. He/She may decide to take an informal disciplinary action, such as an oral admonishment/oral reprimand, or he/she might decide to take a formal action, such as a written reprimand, involuntary reductions in grade and pay, or removal.

If the decision is to pursue a formal disciplinary action, it is important to know whether the employee is serving a probationary or trial period and what type of appointment to employee is serving under

Content last reviewed: 7/10/2009-RJL

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