Checklist of Unsatisfactory Job Performance

Checklist of Unsatisfactory Job Performance

The following checklist describes job performance areas that indicate a troubled employee and signal the supervisor that action needs to be taken.

Please note that items highlighted in blue are possible indications that the employee may be impaired on the job.

If you suspect that a person, due to their behavior or condition, represents a danger to themselves or others, take them off the job and call FEAP and your Human Resources department immediately. Do not let them drive.

ABSENTEEISM
Instances of leaving without permission
Excessive sick leave
Frequent Monday and/or Friday absence
Repeated absences, particularly if they follow a pattern
Lateness at work; especially on Monday mornings; and/or returning from lunch
Leaving work early
Peculiar and increasingly unbelievable excuses for absences or lateness
Absent more often than other employees for colds, flu, gastritis, etc.
Frequent unscheduled short-term absences (with or without medical explanation)

"ON THE JOB ABSENTEEISM"
Continued absences from post more than job requires - "goofing off"
Long coffee breaks, lunch breaks
Repeated undealt-with physical illness on the job
Frequent trips to the restroom

UNEVEN WORK PATTERN
Alternate periods of high and low productivity

HIGH ACCIDENT RATE
Accidents on the job
Accidents off the job (but affecting job performance)
"Horseplay" which causes unsafe conditions

PROBLEMS WITH MEMORY
Difficulty in recalling instructions, details, conversations, etc.
Difficulty recalling one's own mistakes

DIFFICULTY IN CONCENTRATION
Work requires greater effort
Jobs takes more time
Repeated mistakes due to inattention
Making bad decisions or using poor judgment
Errors in written communication
Forgetfulness

CONFUSION
Difficulty following instructions
Increasing difficulty handling complex assignments

REPORTING TO WORK
Coming to/returning to work in an obviously altered condition

GENERAL LOWERED JOB EFFICIENCY
Missed deadlines, unreliable
Complaints from customers
Improbable excuses for poor job performance
Cannot be depended on to be where they say or do what they say
Shuns job assignments, incomplete assignments
Problems performing manual tasks

POOR EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS ON THE JOB
Failure to keep promises and unreasonable excuses for failing to keep promises
Over-reaction to real or imagined criticism
Borrowing money from co-workers
Unreasonable resentments
Avoidance of associates
Lying and exaggerating
Complaints from co-workers, supervisors, other staff
Blames others for problems

APPEARANCE
Decreasing attention to personal appearance and hygiene
Odor of alcohol on breath
Glassy, red eyes
Tremors
Inability to walk steadily

OTHER BEHAVIORS
Sleeping on the job
Withdraws from others, isolates self
Mood Swings
Increasing irritability
Relates problems at home, with relationships, with finances, etc.
Abrupt, radical changes in behavior, (i.e. violent outbursts)

Material adapted from document by:
Anne M. Catanzarite (1989)

While they may not justify an immediate response, the items identified by you on this checklist may nevertheless indicate a need for action.