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May Human Resources Advisor Volume 2, Issue 5

Discipline

During your employment at DoDEA, you are expected to follow the policies and practices of the agency and your assigned office. A violation of policies and practices may result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from federal service.

If your work performance becomes unsatisfactory or if your conduct on the job becomes an issue, your supervisor may consider informal corrective measures to work with you to help resolve the situation. Some informal non-disciplinary measures may include counseling, letters of concern or warning, and training. If these steps do not work, progressive discipline may be considered. Formal disciplinary action includes a letter of reprimand, suspension, and removal.

Informal disciplinary actions, such as oral admonishments or letters of caution are maintained by the supervisor and do not become part of the employee's Official Personnel Folder (OPF). Formal disciplinary actions such as letters of reprimand, suspension, reduction in pay or grade and removal, are made a matter of record in the employee's OPF.

Decisions on taking disciplinary action are at the discretion of the immediate supervisor.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding discipline, please contact the DoDEA, Human Resources Regional Service Center, Employee Relations Section at (703) 588-3990.

Reference: DoDEA Regulation 5751.9, 5 CFR Part 752, 5 CFR Part 430