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Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance Summer Professional Development Series

NIU Policy Violations: A Managers Guide to Addressing Affirmative Action Complaints, Employee Discipline, and Corrective Action

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Room 345, Engineering Building


PoliciesAffirmative Action and Equity Compliance will be conducting a Summer Professional Development Series for Faculty, SPS, and OS. The goal of the series is to provide practical information and resources to our employees that help foster fair and equal treatment of NIU employees, students, and the community. Each session will review the laws and policies that guide Affirmative Action at NIU as well as best practices and resources for implementing them in the workplace.

Northern Illinois University has policies and union contracts that dictate how managers, supervisors, and instructors should address allegations of discrimination, perform disciplinary action, and implement corrective action. The focus of this session is to provide guidelines, resources, and best practices for addressing performance issues that may violate NIU’s non-discrimination policy, and/or union contracts regarding non-discrimination, and discipline. It is important for individuals in a supervisory role to understand that labor unions have contracts that include rigid procedures for taking disciplinary and corrective action. This session will give the basic tools for working within such policies and contractual agreements. A tentative agenda is as follows

  1. Addressing Possible Affirmative Action Policy Violations
    The Initial Interview, General Guidelines for Conducting the Inquiry, General Guidelines for Interviewing Witnesses, General Guidelines for Interviewing the Alleged Offender, Writing the Report
  2. Corrective Action
    Documentation Tools, Progressive Discipline, Discipline Notice Structure, Just Cause, Documentation Mistakes, Reasons to Use Documentation, Termination Process

For more information, contact Nikkita Carrington at or 815.753.6037

Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Information:

This program is open to NIU administrators and those who manage other employees. Registered participants will receive session materials. Seating is limited and advance registration is required.

Registration Deadline: June 13, 2013. Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging materials, please register by the deadline here and plan to attend the entire institute.

After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by June 14, 2013 at so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend or costs can be reduced.

Last Updated: 07/16/2014