The Career Center recommends a progressive discipline schedule when dealing with situations warranting disciplinary action. 

What you should know:
  • In the absence of departmental policy governing Student Employment, we suggest you refer to the Handbook for Non-Exempt Staff Personnel.
  • You have the right to terminate a student’s employment if deemed necessary.
  • You are responsible for bringing concerns about performance to the attention of the student.
  • Efforts should be made to offer counsel and provide an opportunity for improvement.
  • Progressive discipline should be used where applicable and may include verbal warnings, written warnings, suspension, and discharge, in any appropriate combination.
  • All disciplinary actions, whether verbal or written, should be documented.
  • Consequences should be clearly communicated.
  • It is imperative that you be consistent with all student employees. 


Level One Offense
Procedural, causing some inconvenience.
Level Two Offense
Overt violation of establish policy causing extensive inconvenience and/or penalty.
Level Three Offense
Potential endangerment and/or theft. 

Sample Schedule

Level One Offense

  • First Offense Verbal Warning
  • Second Offense Written Warning
  • Third Offense Final Written Warning
  • Fourth Offense Suspension
  • Fifth Offense Termination

Level Two Offense

  • First Offense Written Warning
  • Second Offense Suspension
  • Third Offense Termination

Level Three Offense

  • First Offense Termination

The schedule (above) is a sample schedule.  Your department may see fit to set up a different schedule.  Please make sure that your student employees are aware of your expectations and your disciplinary measures.  There should be no surprises.

If you would like assistance setting up a progressive discipline schedule or have questions regarding a progressive discipline schedule, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, 285-2432.