Policy StatementThe Grievance Policy indicates steps to follow for employees and Joint Program students who are dissatisfied with terms of employment or working or academic conditions.
Reason for PolicyTo provide recourse in the event of workplace grievance.
Reason for Policy
Who Should Be Familiar With This Policy
Who Should Be Familiar With This PolicyAll employees and Joint Program students.
ProceduresI. Employees and Joint Program students who are dissatisfied with terms of employment or working or academic conditions should discuss the matter first with the appropriate supervisor or advisor. Should the individual be reluctant to seek resolution at this level, or should the supervisor or advisor not be able to provide such resolution, the problem may be discussed with the appropriate Department Chair or Administrative Manager. If the problem remains unresolved, or if the individual is reluctant to talk with anyone within the organizational unit, the individual should contact the Employment Services Manager/EEO Officer, who is also the Institution's Title IX Coordinator.
II. Any individual who remains dissatisfied after the above may request that the Human Resources Manager/EEO Officer convene a Grievance Committee. This request must be initiated by completing the Request to Convene Grievance Committee form (pdf) and submitting it to the Human Resources Manager/EEO Officer. If it is determined that a grievance committee is appropriate, it will be set up as follows:
A. The Human Resources Manager/EEO Officer, as nonvoting Secretary, will be responsible for organizing the Committee and will see that the business of the Committee is carried out and its recommendations reported as specified below.III. Any employee or Joint Program student may use the Grievance Procedure and no penalty or recrimination of any kind shall be incurred as a result.
IV. This procedure does not apply to dissatisfaction arising from personal problems with fellow employees or students, compensation, or to any right of continued employment or educational pursuit at the Institution.
V. The deliberations of the Grievance Committee are to be kept confidential.
Should you require assistance in the interpretation of this procedure, please contact the Employment Services Manager/EEO Officer.