Eastern announces disciplinary actions for COVID-19 non-compliance

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Luke Taylor, News Editor

Eastern announced disciplinary guidelines for those who do not comply with mandatory testing for COVID-19.

There are separate guidelines for students and for each group of employees on campus, including professional, administrative and civil service employees.

Negotiated employees, including University Professionals of Illinois members, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee members and other union members, also have different disciplinary guidelines.

Weekly testing is required for anyone on campus who is not vaccinated or who has not verified their vaccination status.

In all cases, disciplinary action increases after each week that an individual does not comply with mandatory testing.

Students

Week one

The student will receive a written warning and information sheet.

Week two

The student receives a $150 fine and University disciplinary probation, which they can appeal.

Week three

The student receives a second $150 fine and a registration hold, which they can also appeal.

Week four

The student will receive interim suspension until they comply with testing and removal from university owned housing, which they can appeal.

Professional, administrative and civil service employees

Week one

The individual receives an oral reprimand by a supervisor, which is placed in their personnel file.

Week two

The individual receives a written reprimand by a supervisor, which is placed in their personnel file.

Week three

The individual receives a one-day suspension issued by the Director of Human Relations to be taken the following week. They will have the ability to appeal.

Week four

The individual receives a two-day suspension issued by the Director of Human Relations to be taken the following week. They will have the ability to appeal.

Week five

The individual’s supervisor recommends to the Director of Human Relations that they be discharged. University president David Glassman’s approval would be required for termination.

University Professionals of Illinois

Week one

The individual will be notified of their noncompliance.

Week two

A sanction meeting will be scheduled and and the provost will consider a sanction such as a letter of reprimand.

Week three

The provost may consider additional sanction resulting in a one-day suspension.

Week four

The individual will be required to follow the hearing and appeals processes as outlined in the UPI collective bargaining agreements to implement additional sanctions.

Week five

The individual will again be required to follow the hearing and appeals processes as outlined in UPI collective bargaining agreements to implement further sanctions.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Week one

The individual will receive an oral reprimand by their supervisor, which will be placed in their file.

Week two

The individual will receive a written warning.

Week three

The individual will have a pre-disciplinary meeting followed by a one-day suspension issued by Director of Human Relations to be taken in the following week.

Week four

The individual will receive a two-day suspension issued by Director of Human Relations to be taken in the following week.

Week five

The individual’s supervisor will recommend to the Director of Human Relations that the individual be discharged. Glassman’s approval would be required prior to discharge. The individual would have the ability to appeal.

Other union members: the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, Carpenters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Painters, Plumbing and Steamfitters, Operating Engineers, Teamsters

Week one

The individual will receive an oral reprimand from their supervisor.

Week two

The individual will receive a written reprimand from their supervisor which will be kept on their file.

Week three

The individual will receive a one-day suspension issued by Director of Human Relations to be taken in the following week, which they will have the option to appeal.

Week four

The individual will receive a two-day suspension issued by Director of Human Relations to be taken in the following week, which they will have the option to appeal.

Week five

The individual’s supervisor will recommend to the Director of Human Relations that the individual be discharged. Glassman’s approval would be required prior to discharge. The individual would have the ability to appeal.

Luke Taylor can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]