The government may discharge the contract specialist and terminate his employment agreement for cause, including dereliction or unsatisfactory performance of duty or misrepresentation or conviction of any criminal offense. Pending a hearing and final determination, the contract specialist may be suspended without pay or other benefits.
(1) Removal shall be recommended to the director, office of manpower resources, by the employee’s agency head in writing, supported by a written account of the circumstances and events underlying the recommendation.
(2) Upon receipt of the written justification recommending the removal of an employee, the director shall give careful consideration to such recommendation and all background information of record. In this connection, the director is expected to consult with the ASG official concerned.
(3) The director, if he considers the recommendation to be reasonable, shall advise the employee in writing of:
(A) the charges brought against him;
(B) the fact and effective date of his suspension without pay.History: Rule 10-81,efr29JuI81, § 10.7.