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Employee Grievance Policy

Approved By and Date:Board of Trustees04-10-2014
 Executive Leadership Team03-05-2014
 ICORE02-26-2014

Stanly Community College is committed to the employee's right to seek remedy for a grievance.  A grievance is an employee allegation that a work-related problem or condition is inequitable, offensive, and/or a hindrance to effective job performance. Therefore, any employee, excluding those in conditional or temporary part-time contracts, may utilize the College’s grievance process.  Preference is to be given to the informal resolution of all employee problems.  Procedures to resolve grievances shall follow the organizational lines through the supervisor and the appropriate Vice President to the President.


Employee Grievance Procedures

Approved By and Date:Executive Leadership Team03-05-2014
 ICORE02-26-2014

This procedure does not apply to matters associated with progressive discipline actions, dismissal, reduction in force, non-renewal, or other matters of employment status as these are covered under other policies and procedures.

 

Step One         An employee who has a problem or complaint about his/her job or something that affects the job should discuss it with his/her supervisor.  If the issue is not resolved to the employee's satisfaction at this level, or if the complaint is of such a nature that the employee is unable to discuss it comfortably with the supervisor, the employee may go to the next level supervisor/administrator or the Director of Human Resources.

 

Step Two         If the grievance is not resolved during Step One above, the employee may file a written grievance with the next level supervisor/administrator within five (5) working days following the immediate supervisor's oral response to the grievance.  Employees must provide a specific statement of the grievance, indicate what reasonable solution he/she believes will remedy the grievance, and detail their disagreement with any solution that has thus far been proposed. Any documents that relate to the substance of the grievance or facilitate its understanding should be attached to the grievance form.  The supervisor will respond to the written grievance in writing within five (5) working days of receiving it.  The supervisor will forward a copy of all written correspondence related to the grievance to the Director of Human Resources.

 

Step Three       If the grievance is not resolved during Step Two and intervening levels of supervision exist before the level of Vice President is reached, procedures in Step Two may be repeated as necessary to follow the chain of supervision. Each level of supervisory response will be returned to the employee in writing and copies submitted to the Director of Human Resources.

 

Step Four        If the grievance is not resolved at all lower levels, the employee may file a written grievance with the appropriate Vice President within five (5) working days following the previous supervisor's written response to the grievance.  Employees must provide a specific statement of the grievance, indicate what reasonable solution he/she believes will remedy the grievance, and detail their disagreement with any solution that has thus far been proposed. Any documents originally provided that relate to the substance of the grievance or facilitate its understanding should be attached to the grievance form.  The Vice President will respond to the written grievance in writing within five (5) working days of receiving it and copies will be submitted to the Director of Human Resources.

 

Step Five         If the grievance is not resolved at the level of Vice President, the employee may file a written grievance with the President within five (5) working days following the Vice President's written response to the grievance.  Employees must provide a specific statement of the grievance, indicate what reasonable solution he/she believes will remedy the grievance, and detail their disagreement with any solution that has thus far been proposed. Any documents originally provided that relate to the substance of the grievance or facilitate its understanding should be attached to the grievance form.  The President will respond to the written grievance in writing within five (5) working days of receiving it and copies will be submitted to the Director of Human Resources.  The President will render the final decision for the College and the grievance process ends.