101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems A Guide to Progressive Discipline and Termination

ISBN-10: 0814415466

ISBN-13: 9780814415467

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Paul Falcone

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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 3/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Paul Falcone is vice president of human resources at Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles. Before joining Time Warner, Paul was head of international human resources at Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom. Paul is the author of many best-selling books, including 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book, 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, and 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire (all published by AMACOM). He is a regular contributor to HR Magazine and an instructor at UCLA's School of Business and Management. Paul holds bachelor's and masters degrees from UCLA. He lives in Valencia, California

Mastering the Write-Up Tool
Progressive Discipline and Its Legal Considerations
Disciplinary Levels, Subjects, and Prior Notifications
Incident Descriptions and Performance Improvement Plans
Consequences, Rebuttals, and Employee Acknowledgments
Commonly Asked Questions and Practical Answers to Tricky Employee Relations Issues
About the Sample Write-Ups
101 Sample Write-Ups
Disciplining the Probationary Employee
#1, 2 Disciplining the Probationary Employee
#3 Disciplining the Probationary Employee: Extending the Length of Probation
#4 Performance Problems That Arise Right After the New Hire's Probationary Period Ends
Policy and Procedure Violations
#5, 6 Failure to Follow Departmental Policies and Procedures
#7 Excessive Personal Telephone Calls
#8 Software Piracy (Unauthorized Installation)
#9 Unauthorized Use of Company Equipment, Time, Materials, or Facilities
#10 Unauthorized Removal of Company Files
#11 Inappropriate Downloading/Violation of Intellectual Property Rights
#12 Leaving the Work Site During a Regularly Scheduled Shift
#13 Disclosure of Confidential Information About the Company or Its Customers
#14 Failure to Follow Company Dress Code
#15 Lack of Cleanliness and Substandard Personal Hygiene
#16 Smoking on Company Grounds
#17 E-Mail Misuse
#18 Off-Duty Conduct and "Moonlighting"
#19 Failure to Disclose a Conflict of Interest/Personal Relationship (Code of Conduct Violation)
Performance Transgressions
#20-26 Substandard Work Performance
#27 Substandard Customer Service
#28, 29 Safety Infractions
#30 Lack of Sales Production
#31 Unwillingness to Perform Properly Assigned Work
#32 Recurring Negligence and Thoughtlessness
#33 Lack of Teamwork
#34 Lack of Managerial Leadership and Lack of Trust
#35 Failure to Follow Through/"Dropping the Ball"
#36 Improper Cash Handling
#37 Acts Resulting in Loss to the Employer
#38 Slow or Inefficient Production
#39 Failure to Observe Working Schedule, Including Rest and Lunch Periods
#40 Sleeping on the Job
#41 Failure to Learn New Material in Training
#42 High Error Factor and Scrap Rate
#43 Falsification of Employer Records
#44, 45 Lack of Communication with Supervisor
#46 Failure to Communicate Upward
Behavior and Conduct Infractions
#47 Profane Language in the Workplace and Insubordination
#48 Poor "Attitude"
#49, 50 Insubordination and Substandard Work Performance
#51 Misconduct, Fighting, and Horseplay
#52-55 Sexual Harassment
#56 Finding Pornography on an Employee's Computer Hard Drive
#57 Politically Incorrect Behavior in the Workplace
#58 Creating an Intimidating Work Environment
#59 Managerial Misconduct
#60 Veiled or Direct Threats of Violence
#61 -63 Antagonistic Behavior Toward a Coworker
#64 Managerial Retaliation/Group Complaint About a Supervisor
#65 Managerial Retaliation
#66-68 Intoxication During Work Hours
#69 Drug-Related Impairment During Work Hours
#70 Character Assassination, Defamation
#71 Gossip- and Rumormongering
#72 Blamers and Excuse-Makers
Absenteeism and Tardiness
#73 Excessive, Unscheduled Absence: "No Fault" System
#74, 75 Excessive, Unscheduled Absence
#76, 77 Pattern of Excessive, Unscheduled Absence
#78 Excessive, Unscheduled Absence: "Excuse-Based" System
#79-81 Excessive Tardiness
#82 FMLA Abuse: Failure to Provide Appropriate Medical Documentation
#83 FMLA Abuse: Failure to Follow the Terms of the Medical Certification
Termination Notices
#84 Terminating the Probationary Employee
#85, 86 Discharge for Cause: Substandard Performance
#87 Employee Fails to Report to Work on Her First Day; The Company Rescinds Its Employment Offer
#88 Summary Discharge: Falsification of Company Records
#89 Summary Discharge: Time Card Fraud
#90 Summary Discharge: Possession, Sale, or Being Under the Influence of Alcohol or Illegal Substances
#91 Summary Discharge: Failure to Pass Certification Exam
#92 Summary Discharge: Misconduct at Company Holiday Party
#93 Summary Discharge: Threatening a Coworker with Bodily Harm
#94 Letter Confirming Acceptance of an Employee's Verbal Resignation
#95 Summary Discharge: Acceptance of Gratuities
#96 Summary Discharge: Insubordination
#97 Secretarial Layoff: No Severance
#98 Director-Level Layoff Including Severance Package, Outplacement, and Appropriate Legal Release
#99, 100 Job Abandonment
#101 Summary Discharge: Credit Card Fraud
Appendix: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or "SOX"
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