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Rule 8: Disciplinary Action

8.1: Definition
8.2: General
8.3: Causes for Disciplinary Action

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8.1: Definition
Disciplinary action shall mean discharge, demotion, reduction in salary, suspension and/or written reprimand.

8.2: General
The City Manager, all appointing authorities, and management and supervisory employees may take disciplinary action against an employee under his or her control subject to this rule and the appropriate provisions of any Memorandum of Understanding.

8.3: Causes for Disciplinary Action
Disciplinary action may be taken against any employee for reasons which may include, but not be limited to:

  1. Fraud in securing employment

  2. Refusal to take or subscribe to any oath which is required by law in connection with employment.

  3. Unauthorized soliciting on City property.

  4. Misconduct or negligence which causes damage to the City or public property.

  5. Inexcusable neglect of duty.

  6. Refusal or failure to perform work assigned.

  7. Disobedience of proper authority.

  8. Violation of safety rules.

  9. Tardiness.

  10. Use of sick leave in a manner not authorized by City rules or labor agreements.

  11. Unauthorized leave of absence.

  12. Falsification of time cards or City records.

  13. Theft, unauthorized use or misuse of City property.

  14. Offensive treatment of the public or other employee.

  15. Fighting.

  16. Assault.

  17. Consuming, possessing, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, non-prescription or unauthorized narcotics, or dangerous drugs during working hours and on City property or worksite.

  18. Conviction, including pleas of guilty or nolo contendere, of a felony or misdemeanor if the conviction has a rational relationship to the employee's position.

  19. Violation of any provision of the Personnel Rules and Regulations, Municipal Code, department rules and regulations, and administrative directives.

June 2002

Last updated: 9/14/2009 11:31:55 AM