Managers must immediately report to the Human Resources Officer:
- Any actual or suspected criminal activity; or
- Any violation of Bank policy.
If an administrative suspension is determined as the appropriate course of action, the employee will be informed that he or she is being suspended and that discipline, up to and including termination, may result following a full investigation. If necessary, the employee should be escorted off the premises by appropriate Bank personnel.
During the suspension period, the manager, Human Resources Officer and/or General Counsel will conduct an investigation. Based upon the outcome of the investigation the employee will be reinstated, terminated, or otherwise disciplined.
While the employee will not be paid during the suspension, if the investigation determines that the employee did not violate the Bank’s Code of Ethics or Bank Policy, the employee will be reinstated and paid retroactive from when pay was discontinued.
If the investigation reveals that the employee violated a Bank policy and/or procedure, but termination is not warranted, the employee will be reinstated but may be subjected to other discipline, including but not limited to disciplinary suspension, demotion, or written warning. At its sole discretion, and if so requested by the employee, the Bank may allow the employee to be paid retroactive from when pay was discontinued by using any unused accrued paid time off (vacation or personal time).