Article 7 – Discipline

 

Article 7 – Discipline

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7-1. Definition of Justice
As justice is defined a scheme or system of law in which every person receives its due from the system, including all rights, both natural and legal. It is the concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, equity or fairness, as well as the administration of the law, taking into account the inalienable and inborn rights of all humanoid beings and citizens, the right of all people and individuals to equal protection before the law of their civil rights, without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, or other characteristics, and is further regarded as being inclusive of social justice.
Within the 101st Fleet all members be it officers, petty officers, enlisted or civilian personnel, they all adhere to military justice as stated by the United Federation of Planets Uniform Code of Military Justice and its appropriate articles. In addition to the aforementioned document, the current signifies some points which supersede the former.
7-2. Disciplinary System
The 101st Fleet uses a five (5) step disciplinary system. Each member is viewed as equal in the eyes of the law and no member regardless of rank can overturn this system. The five steps are in effect to ensure the reformation of violators of the regulations or their eventual termination from the Fleet. The Fleet Disciplinary Tribunal Board or the Fleet Command may opt to skip any step of the process for a more severe one depending on the offenders’ transgression. In addition some violations noted on the current Article already define a minimum step punishment. The steps are explained as follows:

  1. Warning: A guilty member in violation of the regulations defined herein can under his first offense receive a formal warning from the Fleet Command. This form of punishment is made in order for the said member to reflect his/her actions and reform.
  2. Fine: Second Time offenders are fined with a sum in the form of either Energy Credits or Refined Dilithium Ore. The height of the fine can range anywhere from five thousand (5000) to one million (1000000) Energy Credits or from one thousand (1000) to twenty thousand (20000) Refined Dilithium Ore.
    1. The submission of the Fine must be made in the presence of an Administrative Officer of any appropriate rank.
    2. Refined Dilithium Ore is deposited to an active fleet project indicated to the member by the Officer who oversees his payment of the fine.
    3. Energy Credits are deposited by the member to the Fleet Bank.
    4. Refined Dilithium Ore deposited this way will always be deducted when calculating Lifetime Contribution for the said member.
    5. Violators who neglect to pay their fines for a period of fifteen (15) days are immediately punished with demotion to one rank lower than their current rank and deduction of two times the said sum, in the case of Refined Dilithium Ore, from their lifetime contribution already in effect.
    6. If a member demoted in accordance to subsection iv, and after his Lifetime Contribution deduction is under the needed sum for his current rank (as defined by Article 2, Section 2-4 of the current), it is demoted furthermore to the appropriate rank, until such sum is covered.
    7. A member fined with a sum of Refined Dilithium Ore can opt to pay his/her fine in Energy Credits at an exchange ratio of 1:50. (e.g.1000 Dilithium is 50000 Energy Credits) and vice versa.

  3. Temporary Demotion: An officer of the fleet in his/her third offence will be demoted to one rank lower for a period of time ranging from thirty (30) to ninety (90) days depending on the severity of the offense and the ruling of the Fleet Disciplinary Tribunal Board. Under this time the member must show remorse and good behavior. Members who undergo another transgression under this grace period are facing termination from the fleet.

  4. Permanent Demotion: An officer with extended severity of offenses will be permanently demoted in rank ranging from one (1) to three (3) ranks lower than his/her current rank, depending on the severity of the new offense. The demotion is permanent in effect striping the said member of any Lifetime Contribution up to the point needed for his promotion to the rank the said member lands after the demotion. Members ending in a rank that needs zero (0) contribution are stripped of any and all Lifetime Contribution. The said deduction is noted permanently on the officer note. Members so demoted cannot be promoted again for a period of at least thirty (30) standard days, in which case they should show remorse, good behavior and an upstanding measure.
  5. Termination: Repeat offenders of the current regulations, who are dimmed by the Fleet Disciplinary Tribunal Board a menace to the Fleet and its allies, will be permanently removed from the Fleet and returned to the Federation Reserve Fleet for revaluation and processing. Any member such punished is of all ranks, records and commendations regarding the 101st and cannot be part of the Fleet ever again.

7-3. Suspension
Any member under trial for a Major Offense will receive a temporary demotion to the rank of Fleet Ensign until his trial is met and a verdict has been named. Under this time the said member cannot purchase provisions from the Fleet Stores or Shipyard.
7-4. Minor Offenses
As minor offenses of the current regulation are defined the following:

  1. Inactivity: Inactivity by a member is a minor offense and it is usually dealt with the demotion of the current member to a lesser rank after a set period of time that member is being inactive passes. The period of inactivity grace depends on rank as follows above, as per Article 6, Section 6-3, Fleet Admirals are demoted to Fleet Captains upon the passing of the grace period directly. This demotion is permanent and follows the statements of Article 7, Section 7-2, Paragraph D of the current.
    1. Fleet Lieutenant: Thirty (30) days.
    2. Fleet Lieutenant Commander: Forty-five (45) days.
    3. Fleet Commander: Sixty (60) days.
    4. Fleet Captain: Seventy-five (75) days.
    5. Fleet Vice Admiral: Ninety (90) days.
    6. Fleet Admiral: one hundred and twenty (120) days.

  2. Behaviour: A member showing bad behavior and manners faces penalties, depending on the nature and consistency of the offense from any of the paragraphs of Article 7, Section 7-2. As bad behavior counts any and all verbal or physical abuse of a fellow member, non-member or ally of the Fleet.
  3. Mistreatment: A member with rank that overuses its rank to treat other members in a harsh or bad way is in fear of facing penalties define in Article 7, Section 7-2, Paragraphs B,C and D. Members of the Fleet are equals separated by ranks for the better operation of the Fleet. Bullying other members falls into this category.
  4. Misconduct: As misconduct is defined any act that harms the well-being of the Fleets Administration in any way, any act of impersonation of a senior officer or any negligence to seniority and rank. Punishment for offenders is defined by Article 7, Section 7-2 on all paragraphs, depending on severity and repetition.
  5. Disobedience: Any member disobeying a direct order by the Fleet Command or the Fleet Administrative Command, is facing punishment, depending on severity and repetition, as defined by Article 7, Section 7-2 on all paragraphs.

7-5. Major Offenses
Major offenses can impose dual or more penalties on offenders. As Major offenses are defined the following:

  1. Religious/Political/Racist/Sexual Remarks: A member that exercises hostility against any social group be it religious, political or racial is facing penalties defined by Article 7, Section 7-2, Paragraphs C, D and E. No tolerance is exercised against members that show no respect for one’s personal opinion and nature.
  2. Negligence: Any member avoiding to complete its duties towards the Fleet, as those are defined in Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the current, is in fear of penalties defined by Article 7, Section 7-2, Paragraphs C, D and E.
  3. Theft: Any member that is found guilty of theft be it from the Fleet Bank, or another members personal belongings, is facing termination from the Fleet as defined by Article 7, Section 7-2, Paragraph E.
  4. Pornography/Inappropriate Content: Any member in possession, uploading or distribution of material, verbal, auditory or visual that involves pornography, acts of sexual content inappropriate in nature, or any other content that might be considered insulting to any group social or otherwise, is facing severe penalties as defined by Article 7, Section 7-2, Paragraph E of the current.

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