"A "grievance" is a formal written allegation submitted on a mutually approved form by a grievant that the grievant has been adversely affected by a violation, misinterpretation or misapplication of provisions of this agreement."
Before submitting this form the Faculty Association encourages you to attempt an informal resolution of your grievance with your supervising dean as explained in the faculty contract Article V Section C
"The grievant shall attempt informal resolution of a grievance in conference with the appropriate dean prior to initiating a grievance."
Submission of this Google form will indicate your desire to initiate a formal Level I grievance as explained below in the excerpt from the faculty contract.
V D. Level I Grievance Procedure
Within twenty (20) days after the alleged occurrence of the act or omission giving rise to the grievance, the grievant must present the grievance in writing on the appropriate District form to his/her appropriate dean. The grievance should be a clear, concise statement of the issue, the specific Article or Section of this agreement violated or misinterpreted, the circumstances involved, the date of any informal conference and the specific remedy sought.
Within ten (10) days after a grievance is filed, a conference must be scheduled if requested by either party. At the conference either party may be accompanied by an advisor or representative.
The appropriate dean's decision shall be communicated in a clear, concise written statement to the Unit Member and the Association within fifteen (15) days after receiving the grievance.
This Google form collects the information needed to fill out the "mutually approved form", creates a PDF of the form for you, and emails this form to you and the Faculty Association. The Faculty Association can then document your grievance and help you initiate the grievance procedure. We hope that this tool will make it easier for you to submit grievances and initiate the grievance process.