Manager’s Toolkit

Discipline and Grievances


As outlined in the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR), Chapter 8-B16

Progressive Discipline

The progressive discipline process provides a thoughtful and equitable method of addressing unsatisfactory performance or inappropriate employee behavior. The progression of steps provides an opportunity for improvement or correction before further disciplinary action is applied.  However, a single event can cause for termination in certain circumstances.

DCMR Chapter 8-B12: Progressive Discipline

Penalties for Corrective and Adverse Actions

Table of Penalties for Corrective and Adverse Actions (PDF)