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Oral Reprimand

The first step in the disciplinary process is usually the oral reprimand.

Legal Authority

OKDHS:2-1-8

Purpose

An oral reprimand is the first step of discipline and is used to correct minor performance or conduct problems.

Requirements

Administering an oral reprimand is a verbal process. The oral reprimand session is documented, and a copy of the documentation is provided to the employee. An employee may respond in writing to the documentation in not less than five working days. The employee has a right to grieve the oral reprimand in accordance with the OKDHS grievance regulations. The supervisor maintains documentation of the oral reprimand session only in the employee’s local personnel file.