Table of Contents

Introduction
1
Reasons for Non-Performance
2
Benefits of Corrective Action
3
Preparing for the Disciplinary Discussion
3
Documentation
3
Steps in the Disciplinary Discussion
4
Checklist for Conducting the Disciplinary Discussion
5
The Disciplinary Discussion
6
Disciplinary Cautions
7
Discharge and Discrimination
7
Employee Misconduct Outside the Workplace
8
Criminal Offenses
8
At-Will Provisions and Legal Rulings
8
The Termination Meeting
9
Exit Interviews
10
Outplacement/Severance Considerations
12
Reduction in Force Considerations
13
Alternatives to Reduction in Force
14
Conclusion
15
Appendix
Counseling/Disciplinary Action Form
Resignation Form
Checkout Sheet
Separation (Exit Interview) Questionnaire
Sample Separation Agreement and Release
Sample Reduction in Force Policy