Written Warning for Misconduct and/or Performance
Dear [Mr./Ms. Last Name]:
This letter shall serve as a formal written reprimand and is to confirm in writing our discussion on [date] concerning your unacceptable [performance and/or conduct] and to establish my expectations which I have outlined in a Corrective Action Plan to be commenced immediately. Further, you are hereby warned of additional disciplinary action if your [performance and/or conduct] does not improve. I have developed this corrective measure to assist you in bringing your work as a [classification] to an acceptable standard as defined in your enclosed Employee Performance Appraisal.
It is my sincere hope that this corrective measure will cause you to meet the full
complement of performance expectations. So you may understand why I believe your [performance and/or conduct] to be unsatisfactory and how this prevents or hinders this agency from meeting its objectives, I offer the following representative
occurrences that demonstrate your failure to meet the agency’s work expectations: [Give SPECIFIC reasons for written warning ‐‐ employee must be informed, with reasonable certainty and precision, of the cause of the action. Be sure to give examples of deficiencies i.e., who, what, when, where and
how. Provide specific details including dates of previous disciplinary actions, unacceptable performance and/or conduct, management intervention, and the consequences to the agency/public.]
In an effort to assist you in meeting a standard of [performance and/or conduct] consistent with my expectations, I am establishing a thirty (30) calendar day improvement period, beginning [date] through
[date] to allow you to bring your faltering [performance and/or conduct] to acceptable standards. Your
supervisor will closely monitor all aspects of your work performance and will meet with you periodically
during this time to discuss your progress and provide you with direction and feedback; however, I believe it is important for you to understand that your supervisor will not perform your work for you and will not make decisions for you. So there is no misunderstanding concerning your current
responsibilities, I have reduced to writing my expectations of you in your position as a...