HRDG 4752 - Disciplinary or Alternative Actions - Introduction

HRDG 4752 - Disciplinary or Alternative Actions - Introduction

Subchapter 4752 - Disciplinary or Alternative Action
Introduction


 


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Purpose

This subchapter is a training guide and a reference guide to assist supervisors and managers in handling matters related to employee conduct. It will provide easy to understand guidance on:

  • How to differentiate between conduct and performance issues;
  • Where to get assistance with an employee problems;
  • How to counsel and document properly;
  • Alternatives to traditional discipline; and
  • How to correct employee misconduct problems.

Overview of 
Subchapter 
Sections
The following table gives an overview of the sections in this subchapter: 
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Who are Employee Relations Specialists?

A

How Misconduct & Performance Actions Differ

B

General Guidance for Supervisors

C

How to Properly Counsel an Employee

D

How to Document Properly

E

Alternatives to Traditional Discipline

F

Actions to Correct Misconduct

G

How to Select a Disciplinary Penalty

H

Legal and Regulatory Requirements

I

What are Prohibited Personnel Practices

J

Other Personnel Actions Under Different Regulations

K

   
Supervisory Training

L

Related 
Regulations
The following regulations/references will assist you in dealing with disciplinary or alternative actions:
SUBJECT REGULATION DESCRIPTION
Disciplinary or Alternative Actions Directives for:
FGIS 365.1
P&SA 470.2
Agency policy and guidance
Conduct and Responsibilities

Directives for:
APHIS 4735.1
FGIS 361.1
P&SA 470.1


Subchapter 4735 of Human Resources Desk Guide

Agency regulations for all employees
 

 


Guidance for Supervisors

Adverse Actions (or disciplinary actions) 5 CFR Part 752 Explains Federal regulations and procedures
Terminating Temporary Employees 5 CFR Part 315 & Section K in this guide Explains how to terminate employees on temporary appointments
Separating Probationary Employees 5 CFR Part 315 & Section K in this guide Explains how to separate employees during their probationary period
Administrative Grievances Directive 460.5 (for APHIS & P&SA)
Directive 346.1 (FGIS)
Regulations and procedures on the administrative grievance system
Standards of Conduct 5 CFR Part 2635 Federal regulations on standards of ethical conduct
Delegation of Authority APHIS Directive 400.4 & charts in Section C of this guide Advises on who has been delegated the authority within each agency to take disciplinary actions
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