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Office for Institutional Diversity

Grievance Procedures

The Employee Grievance Procedure provides that whenever a grievance cannot be resolved informally, the University will arrange for a formal review and will seek a fair and timely resolution of the problem.

Issues subject to grievance:

  • Alleged discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or handicap.
  • Disciplinary actions, including warnings placed in an individual's personnel file, and termination for cause.
  • An alleged violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable application of a personnel policy or procedure affecting an individual.

Issues not subject to grievance:

  • Terminations related to reductions in force (unless the terminations are alleged to be discriminatory in intent or effect) or to expiration of temporary or externally funded grants or contracts.
  • The content of published personnel policies and procedures (unless the policies or procedures are alleged to affect an identifiable class of employees in a discriminatory manner).

related policies and procedures

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