The University launched the new Discipline Policy and Procedure in September 2017. All new casework is now managed under this 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.