The Employee Grievance Procedures provide 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:

Request for a hardcopy of the policy should be directed to Patricia Lowe, Associate Vice President, Office for Institutional Diversity at