Address performance problems promptly
Instead of dealing with the employee's performance and behavior, the supervisor wants to use the Reduction in Workforce policy (University policy VI.F.2) as a means to address the problem. However, after consulting Human Resource Services, the supervisor is informed that the Reduction in Workforce policy should only be used in circumstances where a position must be eliminated, not to terminate poor performers.
It is important to address performance issues immediately with the employee through a performance review or disciplinary process.
Follow and confirm in writing these four progressive steps when addressing performance issues:
Your Employee Relations consultant will assist you with this process. Please get ER involved as soon as you identify a problem.
- Michelle Jansen
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