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1

What should the officer have each fire fighter do in preparation for a mid year review

Write a self evaluation

2

What is usually the minimum amount of advance notice given to an employee who will not receive a satisfactory annual evaluation

10 weeks

3

What is the key to positive discipline

Convincing the parties that they want to do better

4

During which step is the annual evaluation is the subordinate allowed to review and comment on the officer's evaluation

Second

5

What level of negative discipline is an oral admonishment

First

6

What is the key factor in insuring success for fire companies

Teamwork

7

What is normally involved in the third step of progressive negative discipline

Issue the fire fighter a written reprimand

8

What is useful in keeping fire fighters aware of how they are doing

Frequent feedback

9

What evaluation error tends to reduce conflict

Leniency

10

What allows a fire officer to identify any underperforming fire fighter early in the annual evaluation period

Informal reviews

11

How often does the fire officer need to conduct an evaluation of each probationary fire fighter in a structured probationary program

Monthly

12

Who issues the final decision about suspension of a fire fighter

Fire chief

13

Within what amount of time after training must learned skills be used to prevent deterioration of the skills

90 days

14

What starts the formal " paper trail" of a progressive disciplinary process

Written reprimand

15

How long is common practice to maintain written record of a verbal reprimand

366 days

16

What is in place to deal with issues such as substance abuse, emotional or mental health issues, or other difficulties that affect job performance

EAP

17

Which form resembles an accounting balance sheet that is used to keep track of the fire fighters activity

T-acccount

18

How many work related goals should the fire officer require all fire fighters identify when they have completed probation

Three

19

Which evaluation error occurs when the evaluator's perspective skews the evaluation

Personal bias

20

Usually what is the lowest level officer that issues a suspension notice

Battalion chief

21

Which disciplinary action is equivalent to paying a cash fine

Loss of leave

22

What is the starting point for positive discipline

Establish expectations

23

What is at the lowest level of the progressive discipline process

Formal written reprimand

24

What is the first step in the annual evaluation process

Supervisor fills out a standardized evaluation form

25

Up to what amount of time can the payment period take when the fire fighter is required to pay restitution

One year

26

When is the fire fighter given a chance to formally respond to the charges when a suspension will be issued

Pre disciplinary conference

27

What is the goal of the EAP

Get the employee back to full productive duty

28

How often do most career fire departments require a supervisor to conduct an employee evaluation for each assigned employee

Annually

29

With which evaluation error is the fire fighter evaluated on the basis of the fire officer's personal ideals instead of the classified job standards

Frame of reference

30

Up to what amount of time do suspensions usually run

30 days

31

What is the ultimate goal of progressive negative discipline

Performance improvement

32

Who is responsible for setting the stage for positive discipline

Fire officer

33

Which of the following can be kept only in the personnel file at fire headquarters

Transfer requests

34

How often is best for the fire officer to conduct informal reviews

Bimonthly

35

Approximately what amount of time before the official annual evaluation is due should the fire fighter conduct a self evaluation

6 weeks

36

What often specifies all the required knowledge skills and abilities that a fire fighter is expected to master within a specified amount of time

Classified job description

37

Lauderhill hearing

process resulted from 1985 US Supreme court decision in Cleveland Board of Education V Lauderhill

38

Evaluation is a largely subjective process

that is vulnerable to unintentional biases and errors

39

Recency

an evaluation error in which the fire fighter is evaluated only on incidents that occurred in the last few weeks.