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Among the most serious offenses that can lead to immediate firing are:
- Harassing a person while on duty.
- Being intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance.
- Stealing state property or services, stealing money, or damaging state property.
- A criminal conviction, while on or off duty, that makes it impossible for the employee to perform work duties.
- Misusing or abusing state property, including using state equipment to download, view, solicit, seek, display, or distribute pornographic material.
The work-based offenses that put state employees on track to be fired through a progressive-style of discipline include:
- Violating the state’s work rules, including being disobedient.
- Appearing intoxicated at work.
- Possessing drugs.
- Giving false information.
- Appearing unkempt or inappropriately dressed.
- Running a personal business on state time.
- Misusing or abusing days off.
- Inflicting mental anguish on another person.