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Employee Discipline




It is the responsibility of all Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts employees to observe the policies, rules and regulations of the College, expressed and implied. Violations of these standards, as well as non-performance of duties, may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.  Disciplinary procedures are outlined in each collective bargaining agreement.

The College will apply the disciplinary procedures in accordance with the appropriate collective bargaining agreements or in accordance with the procedures applicable to Non-Unit Employees.  The progressive disciplinary process may include:

  • Verbal Warning
  • Written Warnings
  • Suspensions Without Pay
  • Termination

Employees should be aware that disciplinary letters, starting with written warnings, are placed in employee personnel files, and become a part of their employment history.  For assistance with disciplinary issues involving staff, please contact the Director of Human Resources at extension 5598.  For issues regarding faculty, contact the Vice President of Academic Affairs at extension 5242.

Grievances And Complaints

All Union employees have the right to file a grievance or an appeal if they believe that the College administration has violated a contract provision or a policy.  Specific details on grievance procedures are contained in each respective collective bargaining agreement.