(a) Filing. Grievances may be filed orally or in writing by any person, at any point of contact within ASPA. If the grievance is misdirected (complaints about another department) the grievant shall be properly directed. The following types of action are typical of those which may be grieved, but is not all inclusive;

(1) Performance evaluation;

(2) Leave (denial);

(3) Promotion;

(4) Letters of reprimand;

(5) Reassignment;

(6) Increment (denial);

(7) Hours of work;

(8) Discrimination or bias.

(b) Procedure. ASPA shall have a three-part grievance procedure, as follows:

(1) Each grievance shall be placed in writing, and resolution attempted by the appropriate supervisor at the lowest level.

(2) Failing resolution, the. grievance shall then be elevated to an uninvolved higher level in the agency and the grievant allowed to present testimony in his or her behalf in an informal hearing.

(3) If the recommendation of the informal hearing fails to satisfy the grievant, the case will be forwarded to the Executive Director for final decision. If the case is carried beyond this point by the grievant, it must be as an appeal to the board.

(c) Exception. In cases involving suspension, demotion, or dismissal of a career service employee, no grievance is filed. The only appropriate and allowable employee response IS an appeal to the board.

History: Rule 11-84, eff 19 Dec 84, (part).