E3.41 Employee Grievances

Effective Date: February 11, 2021
Last Reviewed: March 4, 2022

This Policy applies to all employees of the College, except for the faculty scholarship and academic professionalism requirements set forth in Policy A9.9 Procedures for Disciplinary Review of Faculty Members, and the bargaining unit employee requirements set for in any applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

A grievance is a written complaint concerning an alleged violation of a College policy, practice, rule, or working condition. Grievances are submitted and resolved in accordance with the Employee Grievance Procedures published by the Office of Human Resources in conjunction with the Office of the General Counsel. Employees should not expect that all disagreements will be resolved or that others will agree with their perception of the situation.

The College will respond to grievances promptly, and where it is determined that prohibited conduct has occurred, the College will act promptly to eliminate the conduct, mitigate its effects, prevent recurrence of such conduct, and impose corrective action in accordance with E3.40 Corrective Action. The filing of knowingly false or malicious grievances is prohibited and may constitute a violation of this Policy.

The Office of the General Counsel shall publish separate procedures regarding the investigation of complaints of sexual harassment in accordance with Policy E3.35 Harassment and Discrimination, Policy S1.14 Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence, and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.