These are general guidelines, which may vary from case to case. The method of presenting individual cases will be decided in a meeting between the department, County Counsel, and Employee & Labor Relations. These guidelines are based on the presumption that the employee’s performance was substandard or did warrant disciplinary action. You may want to review these guidelines prior to issuing a substandard performance evaluation or taking disciplinary action to ensure that you are in good position and have sufficient evidence to defend your action if necessary. As a reminder, you are encouraged to contact your Employee & Labor Relations representative to review the situation prior to issuing a substandard performance evaluation or prior to taking any disciplinary action.