Section VI - Employment Matters

VI B 5

Employee Conduct - Permissible Reasons for Dismissal

To detail the reasons for which an employee may be dismissed at any time with or without a probationary period

Dismissal of an employee may occur for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to competently perform the duties of the position for which he/she was employed.
  2. Failure to serve in capacities complementary to his/her related position, such as student advisor, committee member, and other
    similar duties.
  3. Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude or a felony. (An employee may be suspended if charged with a felony or a crime
    involving moral turpitude.) If an employee is charged with a felony or misdemeanor other than a minor traffic violation, he or she shall notify the College President or the President’s Executive Assistant within two working days of the time he or she is released after being charged with the offense. Failure to do so may result in the employee’s immediate dismissal.
  4. Failure to demonstrate progress in professional performance within a reasonable time, if such progress has been requested in a
    contract evaluation, terms or conditions of probation, and/or Performance Improvement Plan.
  5. Insubordination (a direct refusal to perform assigned work or follow an order) or failure to cooperate with other members of the faculty and staff to the extent that, in the opinion of the President, dissension interrupts the orderly performance of duties (including gross negligence of safety rules and violations as determined by OSHA).
  6. Violation of Civility in the Workplace Policy- Section VI B 11 of the handbook.
  7. Failure to comply with rules, regulations, and policies of the State Board of Community Colleges, the Board of Trustees, or lawful directions of the President or other outside agencies with whom the College partners in educational activities.
  8. Falsification of documents.

Other Reasons for Termination of Employment

The employment of any Randolph Community College employee may be terminated by the President because of:

  1. Bona fide institutional financial exigency, or
  2. Major curtailment or elimination of a teaching position or a program. The determination of whether a condition of financial exigency
    exists or whether there shall be a major curtailment or elimination of a teaching or a public service program shall be made by the President.
  3. The lists of reasons for dismissal are not all inclusive. RCC reserves the right to accelerate or amend this list as specific infractions occur that affect the safe and efficient operation of the College.

Please refer to policy VI A 5 and VI A 7 for additional information on disciplinary action and basis of employment.


Adopted: 04/15/1999

Revised: 10/19/2000, 04/15/2004, 03/16/2007, 07/17/2008, 11/15/2012