INTRODUCTION On April 11, 2001, a month after being terminated, a postal employee returned to the job site, stabbed four of his former coworkers, and was killed by the police (Charlotte Observer, 2001). Termination is often referred to as "capital punishment in the workplace" (Segal, 2000). When the termination or separation process is improperly managed, the traumatic nature of the situation escalates. Most managers are aware of employees who react violently upon learning that their services will no longer be needed. In fact, media stories of employees' aggressive responses to termination news have become so commonplace that the term "going postal" has become a normal part of the business vocabulary. The purpose of this paper is to provide policy suggestions on what organizations can do to minimize the occurrence of workplace aggression during employee termination procedures. The goal is to offer guidelines to prevent future employees from "going postal" during the separation process.