The College recognizes that most employees only need to be properly trained and to be informed of the College’s standards to be positive productive employees. However, there are occasions when it becomes necessary to apply discipline in order to address unacceptable job performance or unprofessional behavior.
FSCJ uses a progressive discipline model to communicate the need to modify unacceptable job performance or behavior that is inappropriate, unproductive, disruptive or otherwise problematic to the goals and/or operation of the College. Supervisors are strongly encouraged to contact ER at the onset of an employee’s performance or conduct issues.
Unacceptable job performance or unprofessional behavior must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and judged by the severity of the infraction. All disciplinary actions must adhere to the process and procedures outlined in APM 03-1501 (Discipline) or Article 9 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Faculty. It is the supervising administrator's responsibility to provide the employee with guidance and clarification to assist in avoiding escalation of the discipline to a more severe level, and ensure clear expectations of performance and behavior.
Supervisors should contact ER with any questions or concerns, PRIOR to initiating any corrective action beyond a verbal warning.