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Investigating Employee Misconduct

Event Description: 

PDS Performance & Development Solutions

  Course Number: NC 118     Scheduled Sessions:
  Cost Per Person: No Charge/Participating Agency, $188/Non-Participating    

July 27, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 24, 2017
February 20, 2018
May 22, 2018

  Eligibility: Managers & Supervisors
  Instructor: Edgar
  Length: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  Certificate Series: Advanced Leadership Development

Des Moines, Hoover State Office Building, Level A


This course is designed to present an overview to supervisors and managers in understanding the importance, benefits and key elements in conducting effective and defensible workplace investigations. You will learn the steps of the investigation process and enhance your awareness of common investigative mistakes.


  • Defining the purpose and process of an investigation, including: gathering evidence, drafting interview questions, preparing for the witnesses, note taking/tape recording and analyzing the information to substantiate the just cause test.
  • Applying the standards of 3-key Supreme Court cases:
    • Weingarten
    • Loudermill
    • Garrity
  • Understanding the concept of Just Cause

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