New employees may be discharged without notice at any time during the initial probationary period for any reason deemed sufficient by the University. After completion of the initial probationary period, disciplinary action will only be initiated for cause, and an employee may appeal any actions under the terms of the University's appeal procedure. Employees hired for an indefinite term may be discharged with or without cause.
Cause for immediate termination would include:
misappropriation of University funds or property
any falsification of University reports or records
repetitive absences or tardiness
violations of standards of behavior
breach of the terms and conditions of employment
failing to resolve a conflict of interest
intentional or reckless violation of the rights of students/visitors/fellow employees
violation of recognized canons of professional ethics or ethical statements of conduct
acting in a manner that is not in accord with the philosophy and objectives of the University as stated in University Statutes, the Deed of Trust, and the 1967 agreement between the Priests of the Holy Cross, Indiana Province, and the Board of Regents.
This list provides examples of immediate termination cause and is not intended to exclude other reasonable causes for disciplinary action.
Discipline may include an oral warning for the first offense, a written warning and probation or suspension for the second offense, and termination for the third offense. Discipline need not include these steps in this order depending on the severity of the incident and the circumstances surrounding it.