Warnings, Discipline And Termination For Cause

Certain standards of performance and conduct must be maintained in any work group. These standards include the ability to adequately perform the duties of the job, appropriate attitude and professional behavior. Generally, these standards are recognized and observed by our employees without any need for action by the supervisor or Department Head. When an employee does not observe these standards, counseling or an informal reminder by a supervisor normally results in improvement.

When an employee does not respond, more formal action may be necessary as follows: Ordinarily, employees receive a performance improvement plan or letter of warning before they are disciplined or discharged for cause. This letter shall outline how the employee has failed to meet required standards. The letter shall advise the employee of the possible consequences of continued substandard performance or conduct. A copy of this letter will be filed with the Human Resources Office. Disciplinary action may be taken without prior warning if immediate action is warranted.  Discharge without prior warning may be justified for very serious offenses, as defined by the College.

Nothing in this section should be construed to alter the College's right to terminate an employee at will at any time


If you decide to leave your position at the College, please notify your Department Head in writing. If you have completed your probationary period, at least two weeks notice is required for non-exempt (hourly) employees.  One month of notice is required for exempt (salaried) employees. 

Resignation And Vacation Pay

Upon resignation with proper notice (as described above) your final check will include payment for any vacation time which you have earned but not used, up to the allowable limit for your category of employment. (Since employees are not eligible for vacation during the first three months of employment, this provision is not applicable if you resign or are terminated during your first three months at the College.)