A grievance is a work-related problem or condition that an employee believes to be unfair or inequitable. It is hoped that any such grievance will be settled informally in conversation between the employee and the Department Head or the Director of Human Resources.
If informal methods do not resolve the problem, the employee has the right to initiate formal grievance procedures through application to the Director of Human Resources. These procedures will include written filing of the grievance, notification of and discussion with all persons involved, notification of dates and investigation procedures if necessary, orderly presentation of evidence, and written notification of the grievance resolution. Final appeals shall be directed to the President or to the President's designated representative(s). (For grievances related to discrimination or sexual harassment claims, please see the Policies & Procedures section)