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Staff Discipline procedure

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Section 1 - Preamble

(1) This Procedure is effective from 21 June 2022.

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Section 2 - Purpose

(2) This Procedure enables the University to establish and take appropriate staff disciplinary processes and actions when necessary.

(3) The Deakin University Enterprise Agreement 2023 (EA) outlines the steps required to comply with this Procedure.

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Section 3 - Scope

(4) This Procedure applies to all staff of the University.

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Section 4 - Policy

(5) This Procedure is pursuant to the Employment of Staff policy.

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Section 5 - Procedure

(6) The University sets standards of conduct and performance which all staff are required to observe. These standards are communicated to all staff using a number of methods, including but not limited to:

  1. the staff member's contract of employment;
  2. Position Descriptions;
  3. DeakinAchieve documents and discussions;
  4. other policies and procedures including but not limited to the Code of Conduct; and
  5. discussions between staff and their leaders.

(7) The University is committed to investigating and addressing any breaches of the required standards of conduct and performance in a fair and appropriate manner.

(8) The disciplinary processes and disciplinary action that may be taken is prescribed in the 2023 EA and/or the staff member’s contract of employment.

(9) Where another University policy or procedure requires a matter to be dealt with as a staff discipline matter, the Chief People and Culture Officer or nominee will determine the appropriate stage of the disciplinary process to be applied.

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Section 6 - Definitions

(10) There are no definitions arising under this Procedure.