3.5: Employee Grievance Procedures

The following policy addresses grievances resulting from any violation, misinterpretation, misapplication, discriminatory application or unreasonable application of a University policy, procedure, rule or regulation regarding an employee’s employment conditions. Grievances of University faculty relating to tenure or faculty dismissal are addressed in the relevant sections of the Faculty Governance Document.

A grievance is an allegation by an employee based upon specific facts that there has been a violation, misinterpretation, misapplication, discriminatory application or unreasonable application of a University policy, procedure, rule or regulation regarding the employee’s employment conditions. A grievance gives the employee an opportunity to present the employee’s version of any such dispute. Any employee may file a grievance. Employees are assured that they have a right to file what they feel to be legitimate grievances and to follow the formal procedure through the appeal process if necessary without fear of censure, reprisal or retaliatory conduct.