• Create one progressive disciplinary policy for one disciplinary problem. The policy must focus on correcting the problem in two ways:
    • By impressing on the employee the seriousness of repeated rule infractions.
    • By providing the employee with opportunities to correct his or her behavior, before applying the ultimate penalty of discharge.
      • For example: tardiness, unauthorized absence, sleeping on duty, gambling during working hours, discourteous conduct, failure to observe safety rules, or failure to report an accident.
  • Provide the rationale for your policy.