Subchapter 2. Specific Disciplinary Situations
2-1. FRAUD. THEFT. AND INTENTIONALLY DISHONEST CONDUCT
a. It is the policy of the Army that any civilian employee found to have engaged in theft, fraud. or other intentionally dishonest conduct against the Army will be considered for removal from the Federal service. Any lesser penalty will require ,justifiable mitigating circumstances. It is the duty of all supervisors to ensure that this policy is implemented. This strong disciplinary posture is a necessary element in the Army's campaign against fraud, waste, and abuse. See appendix A for the complete text of this policy statement.
b. All circumstances surrounding an incident of fraud. theft. or intentionally dishonest conduct, and the employee's position should be taken into consideration to determine the most appropriate penalty. When justifiable mitigating circumstances exist, a penalty less than removal may be imposed.
2-2. UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE
Managers will notify the supporting counterintelligence (Cl) element. according to AR 381-20, when an employee
a. Has an unexplained absence for more than 24 hours, and contact with that employee has been unsuccessful; and
b. Has had recent access to national defense information classified Secret or higher, or Communications Security (COMSEC) information, the unauthorized disclosure of which would result in serious or exceptionally grave danger to the United States.