Employee Relations provides unbiased information and guidance to both management and employees regarding counseling and disciplinary issues. The goal is to provide each employee a full opportunity for success.
Forms are provided as Word documents to be fully editable.
The progressive discipline process is summarized below. For more detail, see Counseling and Progressive Discipline Although supervisors often proceed in the order shown, some serious issues may require a supervisor to go directly to a written warning or even to a pre-disciplinary hearing.
Coaching & Counseling
Coaching is used by supervisor to encourage and motivate their employees to achieve better performance. Counseling is used to resolve a problem. See Coach Your Staff to Greater Productivity.
If a problem continues after counseling, a supervisor may discuss the issue with the employee and explain the necessary corrective action.
If a problem continues after a verbal warning, a supervisor may utilize a written warning to help an employee understand the issue and take corrective action.
If a problem continues after a written warning, a supervisor may take a disciplinary action which affects an employee’s pay, including suspension, pay reduction, demotion or dismissal. Before any such actions occur, an employee has a right to a pre-disciplinary hearing to present information on their view of the situation.
Discipline Process Forms
Items are listed in order of progression:
Items are listed in alphabetical order:
Tools for Supervisors