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Disciplinary Actions

A disciplinary action involving loss of pay, such as demotion, suspension without pay or termination may be imposed by the Appointing Authority.  To speak with Human Resources about questions on disciplinary actions or to initiate disciplinary actions please contact Renee Ballard at or 307-760-9549.


Notice of Intent of Termination/Suspension/Demotion

  • The appropriate appointing authority, after consultation with Human Resources, shall inform the employee in writing of the notice of intent to a disciplinary action and the reasons for the action
  • The employee has a right to contact the appointing authority within three working days from the date of the notice of intent of disciplinary action and provide information that may impact the appointing authorities decision to proceed with the disciplinary action.
  • A final written disciplinary action decision shall be given to the employee within seven working days from the date of the notice of intent to take disciplinary action unless the Appointing Authority requires additional time to finalize the disciplinary action decision


  • An employee has the right to appeal any decision of any employment action involving loss of pay, suspension without pay, or termination
  • The employee must file a written notice of appeal with Human Resources within seven working days from the date of the final, written disciplinary action decision.
    • the notice of appeal must include a brief statement of the events giving rise to the disciplinary action and the relief sought.
  • Within seven working days of the receipt of the appeal, Human Resources shall submit the appeal to a Hearing Officer retained by the University, with notice to the parties
  • Within ten working days after their appointment, the Hearing Officer shall consult with the parties in order to determine a mutually agreeable hearing dateand shall establish a file and docket the case.
  • Once the matter is scheduled, the Hearing Officer may at their discretion issue a continuance in order to accommodate scheduling or other matters


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