- I want to file a grievance. Where do I begin?
Most issues can be resolved without filing a grievance. Explore your other options first: discuss your concerns with your immediate supervisor. If that is the person against whom you are grieving, talk with your department head. Try mediation through Human Resources (844-4145, Langdon Hall). Failing those options, start by confirming that your issue is grievable – see list here. To begin the A&P Grievance Procedure, complete the form located here.
- How is a grievance handled if a faculty member is involved?
Any grievance filed by an A&P employee will be processed according to the A&P Grievance Procedure. This includes situations where an A&P employee files a grievance against a faculty member.
According to the Faculty Grievance Procedure a faculty member can only file a grievance against “…administrators or other members of the faculty.” In the unlikely event such a grievance is filed against an A&P employee, the Faculty Grievance Procedure would be utilized.
- Are grievance records included in an AU employee’s personnel file?
No, grievance records will be maintained in separate file. A&P Grievance Procedure records are housed in the Human Resources office but this information is NOT kept in employees' personnel files.
- Who has access to the A&P Grievance Procedure records?
All records associate with an A&P Grievance proceeding are confidential and access to them is restricted. The A&P Grievance Committee or personnel in Human Resources may access the files for valid reasons (i.e. if subpoenaed for litigation, in conducting A&P Grievance Committee business) but they are not available for general review. All due caution will be taken to protect the security and confidentiality of these records.
- With whom can I talk if I have question about the A&P Grievance Procedure that is not addressed here?
The Chairperson of the A&P Grievance committee (listed here) will be glad to answer any other questions you have or send your question via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I have an issue that isn’t grievable. What other recourse do I have?
Discriminations issues – contact the Office of Affirmative Action-EEO at 844-4794 or via the web at http://www.auburn.edu/administration/aaeeo
Compensation, Classification, or Performance Review issues - contact AU Human Resources at 844-4145 or via the web at http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources