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Human Resources

Human Resources

Policies and Procedures

Dismissals

Updated 2/28/13

Faculty

Dismissals of faculty personnel will be treated in accordance with terms outlined under the section on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Non-Faculty

In accordance with Florida laws, employment at Eckerd College is at will. This means that Eckerd College may terminate this relationship at any time.

If it becomes apparent any time during the probationary period that the employee is not satisfactorily fulfilling job responsibilities, his/her employment will be terminated in accordance with policies in this manual as well as federal and state law.

Dismissal Procedures

Will result in one or more of the following actions (in any order):

Verbal Warning

Supervisor will review the facts with the employee.

The employee will be told what action will be taken if another violation occurs.

The Supervisor will forward a written record of the verbal warning to the Human Resources Office to be maintained in the employee's confidential personnel file. The confidential personnel file may be reviewed by the employee.

Written Warning

The supervisor will review the facts with the employee.

The employee will be told what action will be taken if another violation occurs.

A written record of the meeting will be prepared. The employee will be given a copy of the document. The supervisor will forward a record of the written warning to the Human Resources Office to be maintained in the employee’s confidential personnel file. The confidential personnel file may be reviewed by the employee.

If the employee disagrees with the record or with the decision, he may ask for a meeting with the next higher level administration and may have an advisor present (a fellow employee in the department or other College employee who may help in clarifying the action). The supervisor should also be present at the meeting.

Dismissal

The employee will be terminated from employment with the College.

Terminable Offenses

Employees who commit any of the following offenses may be terminated. This list is not exhaustive:

  1. Excessive tardiness.
  2. Excessive absence or unexcused absences.
  3. Unsatisfactory job performance.
  4. Dishonesty, theft, fraud, etc.
  5. Moral turpitude.
  6. Engaging in sexual harassment of a student or another employee.
  7. Incompetence.