Standing Rule 11 - Grievance Processing
- When a member believes that his/her contractual rights have been violated by the District, that member has the right to initiate a grievance against the District.
- The Association shall assist a member in filing a grievance: A. By helping to identify the section(s) of the contract that have been violated. B. By providing grievance forms, and assisting in monitoring time lines. C. By determining if a grievance should proceed to Level 3 (binding arbitration) within ten (10) days of a request from the grievant. D. The grievant may make a presentation to the Grievance Committee regarding his/her grievance. E. Following the decision of the Grievance Committee, the grievant will be notified in writing. If the request for arbitration has been denied, the reasons for such denial will be made available to the grievant. If the grievant is not satisfied with the decision of the Grievance Committee, the grievant may appeal to the Executive Board. F. The Grievance Committee chair shall present any relevant information regarding the grievance to the Executive Board. G. The grievant shall be notified in writing of the date, time, and place of the Executive Board meeting to consider an appeal for arbitration. The grievant may make a presentation to the Executive Board regarding his/her grievance. H. The decision of the Executive Board shall be final. Following the decision of the Executive Board, the grievant will be notified in writing. If the request for arbitration has been denied, the reasons for such denial will be made available to the grievant.