Progressive Discipline

Managers & Supervisors

Progressive discipline is a process for dealing with job-related performance and behavior that does not meet the expected and communicated performance standards. It is the process of taking increasingly severe steps or measures when an employee fails to correct a problem after being given a reasonable opportunity to do so.

The primary purpose for progressive discipline is to assist the employee to understand that a performance problem or opportunity for improvement exists and that the underlying principle of sound progressive discipline is to use the least severe action that you believe is necessary to correct the undesirable situation. The severity of the future action increases if the performance/behavior is not corrected.