We are pleased to launch the new Discipline Policy and Procedure which takes effect from 1 September 2017. All new casework will now be managed under the new policy.
The new Discipline Policy and Procedure is designed to encourage managers to provide support and guidance to staff to help maintain levels of conduct in the workplace. The new sections on informal action enables managers to provide guidance to staff at the earliest opportunity to help address areas of improvement through interactive dialogue. Informal action should be taken in the first instance to correct behaviour where possible. This may also involve setting appropriate standards of behaviour where conduct may have fallen short of the required expectations.
Staff are asked to familarise themselves with the contents of the procedure and seek advice and clarification from line managers where necessary.
Briefings on the new policies are scheduled to take place thoroughout September and October details of which can be found on the front page of Connect.