Progressive Discipline Policy

Effective Date: July 1, 2011

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2015

Review by: July 1, 2016


The purpose of this policy is to outline the process for counseling and disciplining employees. It is intended to assist employees in changing their performance, attendance and/or conduct at work.

Policy Statement

Generally, the progressive disciplinary process is used to correct problems, prevent recurrence of problems and prepare the staff employee for satisfactory service in the future. Therefore, the facts and circumstances of each case will determine which step of the discipline process is appropriate.


The following should be considered as guidelines when counseling is necessary. Unless otherwise defined in another policy, the severity of the infraction will determine at what step disciplinary action will begin or if steps are skipped. Disciplinary steps may also include suspension and termination. Managerial discretion may be exercised. The Human Resources Department is available for consultation to both the supervisor and the employee.

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