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 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.

Included in any letter of warning will be a specific expectation of immediate and ongoing improvement on the part of the employee.  Performance will continue to be assessed on an ongoing basis, as a part of the performance management process.  

If termination for cause is required the employee will be notified by their supervisor and the Director of Human Resources, and will be provided with a letter verifying that their employment with the College has ended.  

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