Policies and Procedures

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​The College believes in the ability of our employees to meet and exceed performance expectations and to consistently conduct their work in way that showcases the College’s values and practices. When a supervisor observes that this is not the case, he/she should respectfully bring that to the attention of the employee with the expectation that the respective behavior or performance will improve. If the needed improvement is not achieved, the supervisor will then begin the Performance Coaching process with the goal of the employee achieving the needed improvement.

The Performance Coaching Process is as follows:

  1. Verbal Coaching – Discussion between employee and supervisor with documentation at the department level.
  2. Formal Coaching – Discussion including HR and, if desired, an employee representative. Written documentation will be placed in the employee file.
  3. Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) – Discussion including HR and, if desired, an employee representative. Written documentation will be placed in the employee file.

Although not part of the Performance Coaching Process, failure to achieve the needed improvement at the PIP stage, will lead to the following steps:

  1. Decision Making Leave (performance issue)/Unpaid Suspension (behavioral issue) – Discussion including HR and, if desired, an employee representative. Written documentation will be placed in the employee file.
  2. Termination of Employment – Discussion including HR and, if desired, an employee representative. Written documentation will be placed in the employee file.

​Revised April 19, 2016
Revised January 17, 2012
April 18, 1997