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5310 Causes for Disciplinary Action
Causes for disciplinary action prescribed by the Governing Board are authorized by the Education Code and may be provided for in collective bargaining agreements between the Governing Board and recognized representatives of classified employees.

A permanent employee of the classified service shall be subject to disciplinary action only for cause as described below. The Governing Board's determination of the sufficiency of the cause shall be conclusive.

Grounds for suspension, demotion, or dismissal include but are not restricted to one or more of the following:

1. Incompetency or inefficiency in the performance of the duties of his/her position

2. Insubordination (including, but not limited to, refusal to do assigned work).

3. Carelessness or negligence in the performance of duty or in the care or use of District property.

4. Discourteous, offensive, or abusive conduct or language toward other employees, pupils or the public.

5. Dishonesty or theft

6. Drinking alcoholic beverages on the job, or reporting for work while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or narcotics.

7. Addiction or illegal possession or use of narcotics or drugs.

8. Personal conduct unbecoming an officer or employee of the District.

9. Engaging in political activity during assigned hours of employment.

10. Conviction of any crime involving moral turpitude or affecting the employee's duties or conviction of a felony.

11. Conviction of a sex offense as defined in Education Code Section 87010 or determination that the employee is a sexual psychopath or mentally disordered sex offender as defined in sections 6300 et seq. Welfare and Institutions Code.

12. Conviction of a controlled substance offense as defined in Section 87011 of the Education Code.

13. Repeated or unexcused absence or tardiness.

14. Abuse of illness leave privileges.

15. Falsifying any information supplied to the College, including but not limited to, information supplied on application forms, employment records, or any other College records.

16. Persistent violation or refusal to obey safety rules or regulations made applicable to public schools by the Governing Board or by any appropriate state or local governmental agency.

17. Offering of anything of value or offering any service in exchange for special treatment in connection with the employee's job or employment, or the accepting of anything of value or any service in exchange for granting any special treatment to another employee or to any member of the public.

18. Willful or persistent violation of the Education Code or policies or regulations of the College.

19. Any willful failure of good conduct or willful act tending to injure the public service or interest.

20. Abandonment of position.

21. Advocacy of overthrow of federal, state, or local government by force, violence or other unlawful means.

22. Repeated, unexcused failure to report to work as assigned.

23. Inability to work harmoniously with others to such a degree that College functioning is disrupted.

24. Failure to maintain such conditions and standards required by the College job description.

25. Negligent or intentional damage to college property.

26. Evident unfitness for service.

27. Failure to maintain licenses or certificates required by law for the job.

28. Failure to adequately perform bona fide requirements of the position.

29. Physical and/or mental inability to perform assigned duties.

30. Immoral conduct.

Reference:
Education Code Sections 87009, 87010, 87011,88001, 88013, 88016
(Formerly Governing Board Policy 4259.01, adopted)
Adopted: Revised and renumbered 10-1-85
Revised and Adopted: 1-2-90, 4-4-95, 4-6-98, 9-16-02 , 4-1-03