Wycombe District Council recognises the importance of maintaining high standards of conduct amongst its staff to ensure the proper conduct of the Council’s affairs and for the health, safety and well being of all employees.
The purpose of the policy is to:
- to help and encourage all employees to achieve and maintain standards of conduct
- to provide a fair, reasonable and consistent method of dealing with possible breaches of discipline that need to be brought to the employee’s attention
- to manage disciplinary issues in a proportionate and timely way
- to ensure that disciplinary matters are managed transparently and in accordance with natural justice and relevant legislative requirements
Managers have a responsibility for the day to day management and performance management of their staff and it is expected that they work to rectify problems through informal discussions and warnings. However there may be occasions where this approach is insufficient to deal with particular circumstances and a formal procedure is necessary to maintain standards of behaviour and ensure fair and consistent application of disciplinary measures.