33. Disciplinary Action

33.1 All decisions to discipline an employee or terminate the employment of an employee, covered by this Agreement must be made in accordance with this Agreement. Disciplinary action may only be taken by the Vice-Chancellor and only in accordance with this Agreement.

33.2 Disciplinary action is to be used as a last resort. A supervisor will undertake to resolve instances of possible misconduct or unsatisfactory performance through guidance, counselling and appropriate employee development, or appropriate work allocation, before submitting a report to the Vice-Chancellor. In instances of unsatisfactory performance, the processes and timeframes outlined in Clause 24 will apply.