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5.3 Suspension Pending Discharge

Manual: Employment and Separation Procedures

Subsection: Separation Procedures

If the employer determines that the continued employment of an employee pending discharge action constitutes a substantial risk of injury to life or damage to property, or might cause a disruptive effect on the employer's operations, the employer may suspend (without pay) the employee, pending final formal discharge action, by issuing a Suspension Notice Pending Discharge.  The method of service on such employee shall be provided as in the formal Written Charges for Discharge form.  When issuing the Written Charges for Discharge form, four copies need to be produced and distributed as follows:

  • copy 1 – Merit Board (University System office);
  • copy 2 – Employee;
  • copy 3 – Employer; and
  • copy 4 – Legal Counsel.

See Form 5.3a, Suspension Notice Pending Discharge and Form 5.3b, Written Charges for Discharge.

The Suspension Notice Pending Discharge may be served concurrently with the Written Charges for Discharge or at a later date as provided by the Act and Code.

An employee placed on suspension pending discharge shall be formally placed on a leave of absence in accordance with section 250.110(b)(2) of the Illinois Administrative Code (80 Ill. Adm. Code §250.110(b)(2)).

(Reference 80 Ill. Adm. Code §250.110(f)(2)(D))
Revised 8/20/2014