38.1 Policy

The OIST Graduate University sets expectations for employees on 1) time and attendance and 2) conduct. Employees are responsible for meeting these expectations, and their failure to do so will result in the University taking disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

The University recognizes that the purpose of discipline in most cases is to help employees improve time and attendance problems or .ther inappropriate behavior and actions The University ordinarily follows a system of progressive discipline to correct problems. Employees who fail to correct a deficiency after progressive discipline may be dismissed.

Certain violations and infractions may be ruled sufficiently serious to suspend the normal progressive disciplinary process. Under these circumstances, any step in the disciplinary procedure may be used, including dismissal.

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