Disciplinary ProceduresSupervisors are encouraged to provide frequent opportunities for meaningful feedback about their student employee's performance with ample opportunity for the student to correct any performance that falls below department standards. If and when disciplinary problems arise, a supervisor should use the following guidelines, as they provide written documentation in the event of counteraction by the student:
1) Give the student a verbal warning, stating exactly what the unacceptable behavior was, and what needs to be done to correct the problem. Document the conversation.
2) The second time there is a problem (it does not have to be the same problem), give the student a written warning (see sample) with the same format as the verbal warning. Send a copy of this letter to the Student Employment Office to be included in the student's employment file.
3) The third time there is a problem, you are free to terminate the student's employment with your department (see sample). Send a copy of the letter to the Student Employment Office for the student's employment file.
Grounds for disciplinary action include, but are not limited to:
- Reluctance or failure to meet job requirements as listed in the job description
- Excessive use of the telephone for personal calls
- Excessive visiting with friends during working hours.
- Lying on time sheets
- Being at work under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal substances
- Use of College equipment or supplies for personal gain
- Disclosure or use of confidential information for any reason.