33-208.003: Range of Disciplinary Actions
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to clarify the types of disciplinary actions that can be appealed and the entities to which they may be appealed.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Appeal of employee disciplinary action.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 944.09 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 110.227, 944.09, 944.14, 944.35, 944.36, 944.37, 944.38, 944.39, 944.47 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Perri King Dale, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
33-208.003 Range of Disciplinary Actions.
Violations of the foregoing Rules of Conduct as well as other departmental
, and institutional policies will result in disciplinary actions, which may be by oral reprimand, written reprimand, reassignment, transfer in excess of 50 miles, suspension, reduction in pay, demotion or dismissal.
Any employee who feels that unjust disciplinary action such as an oral or written reprimand has been given
, has the right to submit a grievance as established by the grievance procedures of the Department of Corrections. For disciplinary actions involving reassignment, transfer in excess of 50 miles, suspension, reduction in pay, demotion, or dismissal, permanent Career Service employees have the right to appeal to the Public Employees Relations Commission Career Service Commission. Violation of more than one rule shall be considered in the application of discipline and may result in greater discipline than specified for one offense alone.
Any questions regarding these rules and personnel procedures should be referred to the employee’s circuit administrator, warden or Personnel Officer
The preceding section titled Rules of Conduct and the following list of offenses and work deficiencies with their ranges of disciplinary actions will be used by this Department in administering an effective disciplinary program.
THE SEVERITY OF PENALTIES MAY VARY DEPENDING UPON THE FREQUENCY AND NATURE OF A PARTICULAR OFFENSE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING EACH CASE. WHILE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR IMPARTIAL SUPERVISION AND EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT, AND DO NOT SET ABSOLUTE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PENALTIES, IT IS EXPECTED THAT ALL SUPERVISORS WILL CONSIDER THEM IN REACHING DISCIPLINARY DECISIONS.
(1) through (35) No change.
Specific Authority 944.09 FS. Law Implemented 110.227, 944.09, 944.14, 944.35, 944.36, 944.37, 944.38, 944.39, 944.47 FS. History– New 10-8-76, Formerly 33-4.03, Amended 1-30-96, Formerly 33-4.003, Amended 8-5-07,________.