|1.||Conducting a good-faith investigation in a timely manner|
|2.||Reaching a fair and reasonable conclusion|
Therefore, in all that you do, you must pass a test of predictability and consistency. Predictability in discipline requires that you respond in the same fashion to all similar employee offenses. Consistency in discipline requires that all employees be treated in a similar manner. The best place to demonstrate your predictability and consistency is the Outcomes and Consequences section of the write-up because it must, by definition, be clear, concise, and unequivocal. Let’s look at an example:
Outcomes and Consequences
Positive: I will remain available to help you and discuss areas where you require
additional support. If you meet your performance goals, no further disciplinary
action will be taken regarding this issue. In addition, you will develop a greater sense
of accomplishment in helping our hospital to meet its production goals and in providing
direct support to our patient care areas.
Negative: The main purpose of this corrective action is to identify, correct, and
prevent a future recurrence of a performance problem and to prepare you for
satisfactory service in the future. You are now being placed on final written warning.
Failure to demonstrate immediate and sustained improvement may result in further
disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. A copy of this document will be
placed in your personnel file.
Scheduled Review Date: 90 days (August 1, 2010)