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Suspension Without Pay and Involuntary Demotion

The third step in the disciplinary process could be Suspension Without Pay and Involuntary Demotion.

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A suspension without pay or involuntary demotion is taken when other forms of discipline are unsuccessful or for serious performance or behavior problems. The notice of proposed suspension without pay or involuntary demotion is issued only by a chief officer, division director, or designee. A suspension without pay cannot exceed 60 calendar days or 480 hours in any 12-month period.

See OKDHS policy OKDHS:2-1-10 for requirements of the Proposed Notice of discipline and Notice of Final Action.


Send copies of the proposed notice and the final action to the OCSS-HR Unit, and the HR Unit will ensure copies are distributed to the appropriate HRMD, Legal, and Payroll personnel, including the corrective discipline manager.

Note: You may want to review the following Quest articles: Oral Reprimand, Written Reprimand, Correction Action Plan and Suspension With Pay, Discharge and Pre-termination Hearing, and Grievances and Mediation