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.

Note: Supervisors are strongly encouraged to contact ER at the onset of an employee’s performance or conduct issues at emprelations@fscj.edu.

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 Aggreement for Faculty. To be effective, supervisors must ensure that an employee understands what the problem is, what needs to done to correct the problem, what will happen if the problem is not corrected, and how much time the employee has to demonstrate improvement.

Note: Supervisors should contact ER with any questions or concerns, PRIOR to initiating any corrective action.