The following regulations cover all regular employees except full-time sworn law enforcement personnel. Official disciplinary action is designed to correct unacceptable behavior. Each disciplinary action should increase in severity for repeated offenses. The following steps should be taken, though any of the steps can be taken at any time, depending upon the severity of the offense:
   (A)   Oral warning.  An oral warning may be given for an offense. The employee's supervisor or another higher authority may issue the warning. The verbal reprimand shall include a warning that if the actions continue, a written reprimand will follow.
   (B)   Written warning.  The warning should include filling out an employee warning report. The employee, the supervisor and the Village Administrator shall each receive a copy. (See Appendix G following this chapter). All of the above mentioned people should sign and date the original copy, which shall be placed in the employee's personnel file.
   (C)   Suspension.  The department head, with approval of the Village Administrator, may suspend an employee for up to 30 days, depending on the nature of the offense.
   (D)   Discharge.
      (1)   An employee who ignores previous verbal and/or written warnings, or who commits any offense described in § 35.090, may be discharged.
      (2)   No employee shall be discharged by the village except at the direction of the Village Administrator, with the advice and consent of a majority vote of the Board of Trustees then holding office. Prior to discharging any employee, the Village Administrator shall give notice to the employee, and provide the employee with a reasonable opportunity to be heard in his or her defense before the Board of Trustees.
      (3)   The Village Administrator shall report to the Board of Trustees, in writing, the reasons for the employee's discharge not less than seven days after the discharge.
(Ord. 2000-02, passed 5-17-00; Am. Ord. 2006-010, passed 4-5-06)