FOP Labor Contract
Covered Employees Grievance Procedures
Employee presents formal grievance to the Agency Head and/or his/her Designee within 15 workdays of grieved action. The Grievance form is not to be completed during work time or on a State computer.
The Agency Head and/or his/her Designee has 15 workdays to meet with the employee and respond in writing.
If dissatisfied with the Step 1 response, the grievant has 15 workdays to appeal to voluntary and binding arbitration, or go through formal State Personnel Board (Board) hearing process.
Required informal Mini Hearing Process Decision to be issued to the parties within 20 workdays of holding the informal hearing. Either Party has seven (7) workdays to appeal the Mini Hearing decision following receipt.
If the grievant has decided to go through the formal State Personnel Board hearing process, the case is heard by a Hearing Officer mutually agreed to by the parties, who recommends a decision to the Board. The Board will issue a decision in the matter.
If the grievant has decided to go through the Voluntary and Binding Arbitration Hearing process, the Arbitrator, who is mutually agreed to by the parties, will decide the matter. - No rules of evidence, and no appeals to a higher court.
In the formal State Personnel Board Hearing process, the Grievant or the Agency may appeal the decision to District Court.