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A. Reasons for Imposing Disciplinary Actions

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   A supervisor shall take appropriate disciplinary action if an employee commits one or more of the following:

*1. Violation of, or failure to comply with, the State's Constitution or statutes; an order of a court; codes of conduct; or published rules, regulations, policies, or procedures of the Nebraska Court System or the State of Nebraska.

 2. Failure or refusal to comply with a lawful order or to accept a reasonable or proper assignment from an authorized supervisor.

 3. Inefficiency, incompetence, or negligence in the performance of duties.

 4. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation possession or use of a controlled substance or alcoholic beverages in the workplace or reporting for duty under the influence of alcohol and/or unlawful drugs.

 5. Negligent or improper use of public property, equipment, or funds, or conversion of same to one's own use.

 6. Use of undue influence to gain or attempt to gain promotion, leave, favorable assignment, or other individual benefit or advantage.

 7. Falsification, fraud, or omission of required information on the employment application/resume.

 8. Unauthorized or improper use of any type of leave, or abuse of meal and rest periods. 

 9. Repeated tardiness or unauthorized leave, including unauthorized departure from the work area.

10. Failure to maintain satisfactory and harmonious working relationships with the public or other employees.

11. Failure to obtain and maintain current license or certification required by law or policy as a condition of employment.

12. Conviction of a felony.

13. Repeated failure to make reasonable provision for payment of personal debts which result in more than one garnishment except in cases of court ordered child support payments.

14. Insubordinate acts or language which seriously hampers the Nebraska Court System’s ability to control, manage or function.

15. Acts which bring discredit upon oneself, the Nebraska Court System, and the state.

16. Acts or conduct (on or off the job) which adversely affect the employee’s performance and/or the Nebraska Court System’s performance or function.

17. Workplace harassment based in whole or in part on race, color, sex, religion, age, disability or national origin which manifests itself in the forms of comments, jokes, printed material, and/or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

18. Possession of materials and/or utterance of comments in the workplace that are derogatory toward a group or individual based on race, gender, color, religion, disability, age or national origin.

*Note:  Although county court clerk magistrates are governed by the Nebraska Revised Code of Judicial Conduct, they are disciplined in accordance with the Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures.

   Disciplinary actions are those actions taken by management in response to an employee's failure to meet the standards, objectives, or rules of the organization. The actions may affect pay, status, or tenure, and are taken in the best interests of the state, the Nebraska Supreme Court, and/or the employee work force.

   The decision to impose a disciplinary action and which type of action to impose shall be governed by the nature, severity, and effect of the offense; the type and frequency of previous offenses; the period of time elapsed since prior offensive acts; and consideration of extenuating circumstances.

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