In documenting the disciplinary meeting, you can use either a letter format or a disciplinary action form. The letter relies on you for its structure and content; you write it “from scratch,” following an outline for the body of the letter. The action form offers you, to some degree, a ready-made structure; it provides basic check-off information and a fill-in area for detailing the disciplinary situation (for a simplified action form, see next page). The fill-in area demands your clear and structured input, though, just as the body of the letter does. The content will be one and the same.

The advantage of the letter format is that you can “freestyle” the format. The advantage of the action form is that it ...

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