|Notifying the Employee
Supervisors must provide written notice to an employee being placed on suspension. The written notice will include:
Pay Status during Suspension
- A brief statement concerning the reason for the suspension
- The estimated date the employee will be advised of the outcome of the investigation and final employment status
Employees suspended for investigation will remain on paid status during the suspension.
Conducting the Investigation
The appropriate department head will investigate alleged misconduct, insubordination or violations of University or departmental policies, rules, or regulations that result in suspension.
Normally, investigations should be concluded within five working days of the suspension.
The department head will conduct the investigation with the assistance of the Human Resources department. Additional assistance may be requested from other University departments (e.g., Payroll, Internal Audit, etc.) during the investigation.
Results of the Investigation
If formal disciplinary action is taken, the findings will be placed in the individual's permanent personnel file. If no formal disciplinary action results from the investigation, the findings will not be included in the employee's permanent personnel file.
Based on the investigation, the department head may conclude that:
- the allegation was proven groundless;
- the allegation was partially substantiated, but does not warrant dismissal; or
- the allegation was substantiated and is grounds for dismissal.