What should I do if/when…?

  • An employee is having performance problems – ER Handbook Section 2 and Section 4
  • A probationary employee is having conduct or performance problems – ER Handbook Section 3
  • I need to reject a probationary employee- ER Handbook Section 3
  • I need to extend an employee’s probationary period- ER Handbook Section 3
  • An employee who is still on probation transfers to my department- ER Handbook Section 3
  • An employee wants to grieve a probationary rejection or extension- ER Handbook Section 3
  • A probationary employee requests vacation time – ER Handbook Section 3
  • I issue an employee a performance evaluation with a summary rating of Improvement Needed or Unsatisfactory ER Handbook Section 6
  • An employee is not meeting conduct expectations – ER Handbook Section 7
  • An employee is discourteous to me, a co-worker or a member of the public? – ER Handbook Section 7
  • An employee refuses to follow a directive I gave him or her? – ER Handbook Section 7
  • List other types of misconduct (violations of the Civil Service Rule)
  • I receive an allegation of misconduct against one of my employees – ER Handbook Section 8 A
  • I believe or learn that an employee has been involved in potential criminal activity – ER Handbook Section 8 C
  • An employee requests a Union representative be present at a meeting I am having with the employee – ER Handbook Section 8 F
  • I believe an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol – ER Handbook Section 8 I
  • I learn or observe that an employee has made a threat of violence or engaged in a violent act – ER Handbook Section 8 J and County Policy on Violence in the Workplace

Where can I find…?

  • How to document – ER Handbook Section 2
  • Examples of documentation – ER Handbook Section 2
  • Performance Standards – – ER Handbook Section 2
  • How to monitor employee performance- ER Handbook Section 2
  • How and when to give feedback on performance- ER Handbook Section 2
  • How to reward good performance- ER Handbook Section 2
  • How to correct poor performance- ER Handbook Section 2
  • Information on probationary periods – – ER Handbook Section 3
  • Do I have to counsel and document probationary employees- ER Handbook Section 3
  • How to deal with performance problems- ER Handbook Section 6
  • My responsibilities regarding employee performance – ER Handbook Section 6
  • Sample performance expectations, objectives, goals and standards? ER Handbook Section 6
  • A sample Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) ER Handbook Section 6
  • A sample pre-evaluation memo – ER Handbook Section 6
  • How to prepare a performance evaluation ER Handbook Section 6
  • How and when to issue a Pre-Evaluation Memo ER Handbook Section 6
  • How and when to issue a Special Evaluation ER Handbook Section 6
  • The definitions of corrective and disciplinary action – ER Handbook Section 4
  • Sample counseling memos, letters of reprimand, and intent to discipline letters – ER Handbook Section 7
  • Information on Progressive Discipline – ER Handbook Section 7
  • How Non-punitive Discipline works – ER Handbook Section 7
  • How to conduct an investigation into alleged misconduct – ER Handbook Section 8 A
  • When should I assign an employee to work at another location (Administrative Leave) – ER Handbook Section 8 B
  • Information on dealing with potential criminal action – ER Handbook Section 8 C
  • When an employee has a right to union representation at a meeting ER Handbook Section 8 F
  • The County policy on Violence in the Workplace – ER Handbook Section 8 J and the County policies issued to all new employees

Misc topics to include

  • Information on overtime payment for overnight travel
  • Time off to vote
  • Management status of ISM, PSM and Supervising Com Dispatcher