Definitions

Grievance

A problem or complaint that arises in the course of employment over the application of federal law, state civil service laws and/or University policies and procedures and which is within the authority of the University to resolve.

Example of a Grievable Incident

An employee is singled out in a department as the only individual having to purchase their own tools/equipment in order to perform their job. This would be a misapplication of the standard University practice of providing equipment/tools for employees.

Example of Non-grievable Incident

An employee does not like the particular brand of tools/equipment that they are required to use in the performance of their duties and wants a different brand purchased. This would not be a grievable incident, because the University retains the right to choose the type of equipment/tools that are issued to employees.

Grievant

A classified staff member who is filing the grievance that is not otherwise covered under a collective bargaining unit's agreement.

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