This policy does not apply to faculty employees who are subject to a negotiated agreement.
It is the policy of Pratt Community College to provide employees protection against unwarranted infringement of their rights. Pratt Community College recognizes the right of employees to express their grievances and to seek a solution concerning disagreements arising from working conditions, employment practices, alleged violations of College policies, differences of interpretation of policy, and other such problems.
Any employee who has a complaint or dissatisfaction arising from an interpretation, application, or a claim of violation of any provision of policy, rule or regulation, may initiate a grievance through the Personnel office.
Grievance Issues (Including but not limited to):
a) Discrimination based on race or color, national origin, religion, disability, age, or sex.
b) Sexual harassment.
c) Violations of policies, rules or procedures.
d) Disciplinary actions.
a) Terminations related to reductions in force.*
b) Wages and salaries.
c) Policies, rules and procedures.
d) Termination of employment due to lack of funding.*
e) Legitimate performance evaluations and associated actions relative to such evaluations.
* Unless the termination is alleged that personnel procedures have been violated or that discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or handicap has occurred.
With the exception of the exclusions outlined above, the grievance procedure is available to all employees.
X This replaces policy dated 9-21-98