Improving Performance or Conduct Through Counseling
Many matters pertaining to employee performance or conduct that require improvement are discussed in a counseling session conducted by a supervisor. Certain issues or incidents may be serious enough to warrant a counseling session, confirmed in writing a copy which is filed in the employee's Official Personnel File, as the first corrective step. If, following these actions, the problem is not corrected, the next step usually is disciplinary action. Verbally counseling again or issuance of another written counseling generally is not appropriate corrective action for repeated similar offenses occuring within a short time span. Certain incidents, such as abuse, verbal or physical assault, theft, insubordination or destruction of state-owned property generally are serious enough to warrant immediate disciplinary action.
Note: Please contact Employee and Labor Relations for assistance in making the determination as to the appropriate action to take.