2. Disciplinary Action and Termination for Cause

A member of the staff may be subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to suspension, dismissal, or salary reduction for cause on the basis of: (a) continuing unsatisfactory performance after due notice; or (b) conduct which is shown to violate the University rules and procedures applicable to a member of the professional library staff or substantially to impair the individual’s performance of his or her responsibilities as a member of the staff. The range of penalties described above is provided so that the penalty may be commensurate with the nature of the offense.

Before any of the above actions are taken, a staff member is entitled to receive from his or her supervisor a statement in writing of the reasons for the proposed action. If the staff member wishes, he or she may receive a hearing under the provisions of the “Grievance Procedures for the Professional Library Staff” (Section D of this chapter).