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2,373: Causes for Disciplinary Action

Last Revised: August 2005

The following prohibitions and restrictions apply to all non-professional employees of the University. Any employee engaging in any of the listed activities may be subject to appropriate disciplinary or corrective action. It is intended that this section of the manual provide all employees and supervisors with guidelines for expected standards of performance and behavior. These prohibitions and restrictions have been approved by the state personnel commission.

  1. Incompetency, Inefficiency, Negligence or Improper Action in the Performance of the Job
    1. Failure of the employee to meet reasonable standards of cleanliness and hygiene required in his department and about which the employee is advised.
    2. Negligence in the performance of duties including failure or refusal to follow instructions or regulations.
    3. Failure to perform assigned duties satisfactorily in accordance with established work performance standards.
    4. Abuse of leave or rest period privileges.
    5. Repeated unexcused absenteeism or tardiness.
    6. Willful or negligent destruction, damage to, or loss of state property.
    7. Embezzlement, misappropriation, or unauthorized use of state funds or property.
    8. Willful or negligent violation of safety rules and practices.
    9. Falsification of records.
    10. Failure of an employee who is absent from duty to report the reason to his supervisor at the earliest possible time on the day of absence or, unless this is not possible, at the first opportunity available to the employee.
    11. Withholding of information from any authorized person or willfully giving false information.
    12. Failure to report damage to state or university equipment which the employee is operating or is responsible for.
    13. Inability to perform duties satisfactorily due to the influence of intoxicants or drugs.
    14. Failure to cooperate with others as required in the performance of one's duties.
    15. Operating state equipment without proper authorization or credentials.
  2. Acts of Misconduct on the Job
    1. Doing bodily harm, or attempting to do bodily harm, to others.
    2. Use of profane, insulting, abusive, or threatening language or gestures.
    3. Disruption of, or an attempt to disrupt, normal university business.
    4. Any act of unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, political affiliation, or handicap.
    5. Participation in a work slowdown, stoppage, or strike.
  3. Incompatible Activities
    1. The use of private gain or advantage of the state's time, facilities, equipment, and supplies or the badge, uniform, prestige, or influence on one's state position or employment.
    2. The receipt or acceptance by the employee of any money or other consideration from anyone other than the state for the performance of an act which the employee would be required or expected to render in the regular course of hours of his state employment or as a part of his duties as an employee.
    3. The performance of an act in other than his capacity as an employee which act may later be subject, directly or indirectly, to the control, inspection, review, audit, or enforcement by such employee or the agency by which he is employed.
    4. Engagement in any outside employment or in any service, enterprise, or investment which is in conflict with the proper discharge of official state or university duties.
    5. Release of confidential records or information to media representatives or other non-university officials without prior approval of a university official having the authority to release such information.
  4. Personal Behavior
    1. Drug and alcohol is not tolerated in the workplace. Being under the influence of drugs and alcohol may result in dismissal.
    2. Engagement in other employment without advising one's supervisor.
  5. Noncompliance with Employment Regulations
    1. Willful falsification of employment application or other personnel records with respect to information which could have materially affected selection for employment or for continued employment.
    2. Failure to obtain or renew permits or licenses required by the particular job.
    3. Refusal to take a physical examination as condition of initial or continued employment when such examination is paid for by the University.

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