Employee Discipline

As a University employee, if performance and/or conduct standards are not met, he/she may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination, depending on the seriousness of the offense and his/her employee category. PS-08, Employee Discipline Procedures for Professional, Other Academic, and Classified Employees, describes the University’s policy regarding employee discipline. All employees should become familiar with this document.  For more information, contact the Office of Human Resource Management at 225-578-8200.

Professional Employees

Professional employees hold their positions at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors, except as otherwise stated in the By-Laws and Regulations of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Supervisors considering termination or discipline of professional employees should contact the Office of Human Resource Management before taking action.

Other Academic Employees

Services of other academic employees may be terminated by giving such employees notice. Notice requirements are not applicable in the event of termination for cause. Supervisors considering termination for cause or discipline of other academic employees shall contact the Office of Human Resource Management before taking action.

Classified Employees

Positive discipline involves a series of steps taken by management to instruct and assist employees in reaching a satisfactory level of performance and/or displaying appropriate behavior in the workplace. The system is dependent upon the employee's recognition of his/her need to accept and conform to the University's standards of performance and conduct.