Addressing Employee Misconduct in the
Tribal Workplace

This class can be counted toward the maintenance of your Indian Country Human Resource Certification. Click here or
call 1-800-992-4489 for details.

Most managers have to investigate employee misconduct at some point. The big questions are: How often and how to go about it? This two-day class will equip you with the tools that you need to minimize instances of misconduct, investigate them, determine corrective actions to take and implement the disciplinary process.

Prevention is the best way to avoid employee misconduct; however, it's not always possible. During this class, instructor Harold Rivkin,* an expert in law enforcement, background investigations and security, will walk you through the employee-screening process and provide tips for developing better hiring practices. He'll cover the types of employee misconduct and how to investigate whether or not it's happeing in your organization. Plus, you'll learn the most effective ways to rectify misconduct, such as how to create an improvement plan and take disciplinary action.

Don't miss this opportunity to get the information that you need to protect your organization. Register today.

*Instructor subject to change.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Hiring Issues
  • Searching for candidates
  • Screening
Background and Character Investigations
  • Purpose
  • Scope and coverage
  • Interviews and record checks
  • Technology
Establishing Minimum Standards of Character
  • Trustworthiness and stability
  • Past performance
  • Misdemeanors/felonies
  • Federal requirements
  • Positions affected by regulations
Disqualification Factors
  • Tribe's right to establish
  • Current conduct
  • Criminal conduct
  • False statements
After Hiring: Types of Employee Misconduct
  • Criminal vs. administrative offenses
  • Falsifying employment record
  • Fighting
  • Sleeping
  • Abusive language
  • Gambling
  • Insubordination
  • Chronic absenteeism
  • Carelessness
  • Alcohol and drug offenses
  • Sexual harassment
  • Theft
  • Purchasing fraud
  • Travel fraud
Investigating Misconduct
  • Keeping it quiet
  • Steps in the process
  • Building your files
  • Federal law in Indian Country
  • Case studies
Interviewing Guidelines
  • Putting applicants at ease
  • Selecting questions
  • Interpreting responses
  • Recognizing deceptive responses
  • Sample forms
Correcting Misconduct
  • Corrective vs. disciplinary action
  • Benefits of corrective action
  • Corrective action process and procedures
  • Creating an improvement plan
  • Dos and don'ts
Disciplinary Action
  • When to discipline
  • How many chances should employees get?
  • Use of progressive disciplinary practices
  • Danger signs
  • Ongoing background checks
  • System design
  • Timecards
  • Forensic audits
  • Identifying negligent hiring practices
Public Relations
  • Managing negative situations
  • Press releases
  • Diplomatic writing
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