Policy on Disciplinary Action

Policy Number: 405

Human Resources

The permanent link for this policy is: https://policies.northeastern.edu/policy405/

I. Purpose and Scope


The university seeks to maximize and maintain the performance of its employees in order to advance the university’s mission. The university expects all employees to conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standards, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and university policies, and to meet university and department performance standards. The university may implement disciplinary measures in circumstances where an employee fails to meet these expectations. This policy applies to all university employees. 

II. Definitions



III. Policy


The university may, in its sole discretion, take disciplinary action to address unsatisfactory job performance, misconduct, and/or behavior that violates university policies, procedures or applicable law. The university reserves the right to take any disciplinary action it deems necessary under the circumstances, including but not limited to verbal and written warnings, suspensions, and/or separation from the university.

IV. Additional Information


Any employee with questions regarding disciplinary action should consult with Human Resources. Supervisors are encouraged to consult with Human Resources to discuss potential disciplinary action.

    V. Contact Information

     Human Resources: 216 Mass Ave; (617) 373-2230; hrst@northeastern.edu

    Responsible Office/Department(s)

    Human Resources

    Related Procedures





     Disciplinary Action; Discipline, Warning, Termination

    Version History

    Last Revision Date: December 14, 2022

    Issued: April 2, 2014