Faculty/Staff Grievance

The faculty/staff grievance process provide an opportunity for a faculty or staff member to seek resolution of allegations of unfair treatment in the workplace by other members of the University faculty or staff. They may also be used by university staff engaged in academic activities for allegations of violation of their academic freedom.

Grievances may include good-faith claims of:

  • Sexual harassment or discrimination
  • Excessive impact unrelated to professional qualifications, of the actions or inaction of others appeal of reprimands or other records placed in an employee’s personnel file
  • Appeal of disciplinary actions
  • Arbitrary, capricious, or oppressive treatment pertaining to the application of benefits
  • Terms and conditions of employment (including the creation of a hostile work environment within the employment context)
  • Personnel reviews
  • Performance evaluations.

These grievance procedures are not applicable to faculty and staff governed by collective-bargaining agreements or student employees, including graduate assistants. Persons in employment categories covered under collective-bargaining agreements shall be limited to filing grievances in accordance with the provisions of those agreements.

Utilizing the form below submit formal grievance form and documentation within 40 work days of the time the grievant knew of or should have known of the grievable act, or within 10 work days after being informed of the formal dismissal of the complaint by a University body for want of jurisdiction.

For more information on grievances consult the University Grievance Procedures for Faculty and Staff.