Progressive Discipline Policy (Sample)

The Progressive Discipline Policy (Sample) is available free to download, customize and print to use as a tool to create a policy for your church administrative office, Human Resources Dept...



What is a policy for progressive discipline?

It is a disciplinary policy and procedure designed to provide structure to a process of corrective action to improve and many times prevent a repeat of undesirable employee behavior and performance issues.



If you have employees in your church or organization then you should have a similar policy in place. If you do not have a policy such as this one in place then you can use the sample below to use as a guide to create one for your church, organization...

The disciplinary policy below includes:

  • Heading - Includes the name of the policy
  • Statement - The following progressive discipline actions should be performed given the nature of the offense (serious offenses such as sexual or physical assault and/or theft will have zero tolerance).
  • Verbal Warning - 1. Employee will be given a verbal warning regarding their undesirable behavior or action. 2. Employee will be given an explanation of when and how the behavior or action took place. This will include the reason as to why the behavior or action was unacceptable. (See policy below to continue the verbal warnings.)
  • Written Warning - 1. Employee will be given a written warning regarding their undesirable behavior or action in the event that their behavior or action had either been discussed in a previous verbal warning or their behavior or action was considerably severe in nature. 2. Employee will be given an explanation of when and how their behavior or action took place. This will include the reason as to why the behavior or action as unacceptable. (See policy below to continue the written warnings.)
  • Suspension - 1. Employee will be given a written documentation regarding the suspension in relation to their undesirable behavior or action in the event that their behavior or action had either been discussed in a previous verbal or written warning or their behavior or action was considerably severe in nature. 2. The documentation will include information on the offense and the length of the term of suspension and why the employee has been suspended. (See policy below to continue the suspension warnings.)
  • Termination - 1. Employee will be given a written documentation regarding their termination and the undesirable behavior or action leading to and justifying the termination. 2. The documentation will include information on the offense and previous disciplinary communications with the employee. (See policy below to continue the termination warnings.)

Almost always, behavioral problems in the workplace ends up where supervisors are forced to take action to ensure that the undesirable behavior or problem is contained and resolved. You cannot underestimate the importance of discipline in an organization or workplace because employee morale, productivity, etc. can be adversely affected.

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Progressive Discipline Policy (Sample)


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