Disciplinary action is taken when corrective action has not caused the employee to correct his/her performance or conduct to an acceptable level. Disciplinary action may be taken without prior corrective action when an employee’s performance or conduct is so egregious or serious (e.g. criminal offense, workplace violence) that informal corrective action is not an appropriate response. Disciplinary action includes suspensions/non-punitive discipline, temporary reductions in step, demotions, and dismissals. Disciplinary actions are discussed in more detail in both Section 7: Conduct and in Section 5: The Skelly Process.