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Appendix 3

HHS Disciplinary Policy Table of Penalties for Stated Offenses

Nature of
Offense

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Violations of EEO statutes and/or regulations at 29 CFR 1614

Reprimand

Removal

14-Day Suspension

Removal

Removal

 

Refusal to answer questions or otherwise cooperate with any administrative investigation, inquiry, or other proper proceeding, including, but not limited to, EEO, Office of Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board, and Inspector General proceedings (when criminal charges are not anticipated and appropriate administrative warnings are provided)

5-Day Suspension

Removal

14-Day Suspension

Removal

Removal

 

 

Return to HHS FY 2012 Equal Employment Opportunity Report