SEPARATION FOR CAUSE (DISCIPLINARY)
Separation is the final step in progressive discipline; however, if misconduct is significant enough, an agency may immediately separate an employee.
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CAUSES FOR IMMEDIATE SEPARATION
- Intentionally viewing or distributing pornography at the workplace (unless it is a requirement of the employee's position);
- Unauthorized release or use of confidential information;
- Participation in sexual conduct on the premises of the workplace;
- Absence, without approval, for 3 consecutive days when scheduled to work;
- Suspension, revocation or cancellation of a professional or occupational license, certificate or permit if a requirement of the employee's position;
- Threatening another person with a deadly weapon while on the premises of the workplace or while conducting State business; or
- Stealing or misappropriating State property or property located on State property.
An agency may designate other offenses as cause for immediate separation, see your agency's Prohibitions & Penalties.