Classified Employee Discipline
A. It is the policy of the District that employee discipline, when deemed necessary, has as its primary purpose, improvement of employee performance/behavior, and to that purpose the principle of progressive discipline shall be applied whenever possible.
B. Permanent employees shall be subject to disciplinary action for cause only. The Board’s determination of the sufficiency of the cause for disciplinary action shall be final and conclusive.
C. Discipline is defined as action by the District against an employee for an infraction of District policies, rules, or regulations. Such action includes, but is not limited to:
1. suspension without pay;
2. demotion to a lower class in which qualified;
3. reduction of pay step within class; and/or
D. Persons Authorized to Impose Personnel Action
The Superintendent/President or his designee may impose personnel action against an employee. Causes for disciplinary action against a permanent employee are identified in Administrative Regulation 4218. Causes for disciplinary action against a permanent classified management, confidential or unrepresented employee are identified in Administrative Regulation 4218.2.
Legal Reference: EDUCATION CODE 88013
CSEA COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, Article XVII