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Top 10 Mistakes of Progressive Discipline


Top 10 Mistakes of Progressive Discipline


Top 10 Mistakes of Progressive Discipline

Class Description

This class provides an overview of the Top 10 mistakes supervisors make during the three phases of progressive discipline. The class will present real life scenarios illustrating the mistakes as well as best practices and how to handle common pitfalls that may occur during the progressive discipline process.


Joan Markoff

Joan Markoff  was appointed as Chief Counsel at CalHR (then DPA) in 2011.  Ms. Markoff served as the assistant chief counsel at the Department of Toxic Substances Control from 2007 to 2011 after serving as senior staff counsel from 1991 to 2007. Ms. Markoff served as deputy state public defender at the Office of the State Public Defender from 1988 to 1991 and deputy public defender at the Solano County Public Defender's Office from 1986 to 1988.

Linda Mayhew

Linda Mayhew is the Assistant Chief Counsel at CalHR and has been working as an attorney in labor and employment law since 1992 when she was hired by the Department of Personnel Administration.  Ms. Mayhew worked at the California Department of Corrections as a health and safety analyst from 1986 to 1992.  She began her 29 year state career working for the State Compensation Insurance Fund as a claims adjustor in 1986.

Debbie Dolenga

Debbie Dolenga  is a Personnel Program Advisor  at CalHR and has worked for the Placement and Special Projects Team for the past 3 years. She has over 25 years of state service experience working in Human Resources. She is responsible for providing support to CalHR management by working on a variety of special projects, assisting departments and labor relations staff with current and upcoming layoffs. Ms. Dolenga also serves as a member the CalHR Legal House Council Committee which provides personnel management employment law expertise to state departments.
Updated 6/16/2015
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