405.5 Cooperation in Investigations

All employees are required to fully cooperate with any representative of the District who is conducting a work-related investigation. Employees will be disciplined for lying to any representative of the District, or providing information to any representative of the District which is dishonest, misleading, inaccurate, or incomplete. 

Employees will also be disciplined for impeding, obstructing, or failing to cooperate with an inquiry or investigation conducted by any representative of the District. "Obstructing" includes, but is not limited to, threatening, intimidating, or coercing other individuals who may be contacted by a representative of the District, and discouraging other individuals who may be contacted by a representative of the District from responding to or cooperating with the District. "Failing to cooperate" includes, but is not limited to, failing to provide information, documents, or materials requested by a representative of the District, and providing information, documents, or materials to a representative of the District which are dishonest, misleading, inaccurate, or incomplete. 

If an employee is the subject of an investigation, the District will respect the rights afforded to the employee by the Iowa Public Employment Relations Act, the United States Constitution, and any other applicable state or federal law.

Approved March 8, 2021
Reviewed March 8, 2021
Revised March 8, 2021