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Performance Management
Cause for Discipline for Unrepresented Employees
Unrepresented employees may be disciplined for “cause.” For unrepresented employees the following are causes for discipline as outlined in ORS 240.555
Misconduct
Conduct an employee knows, or should know, is not proper behavior, such as violation of rules, policies or procedures of the state or the agency or is a violation of general standards of reasonable conduct.
 
Inefficiency
Failure to produce required results even though the employee is competent to do so such as, failure to meet minimum efficiency standards in the performance of duties.
 
Incompetence
Absence of ability or qualifications to perform required tasks.
 
Insubordination
Refusal to obey an order or directive, such as willful or repeated violations of a rule, policy or procedure of the state or the agency, the refusal to perform work assigned or the refusal to comply with written or oral supervisory instructions.
 
Indolence
Behavior indicating unwillingness to work, such as laziness.
 
Malfeasance
Conduct showing moral turpitude, such as the commission of an act, which is morally wrong and unlawful.
 
Other Unfitness to Render Effective Service
Any other employee conduct, quality or condition which tends to obstruct an agency in fulfillment of its mission or that justifies the agency in questioning whether it should continue to employ the employee.