SCATA Labor Contract
Covered Employees Grievance Procedures
Employee presents formal grievance to the decision maker within 15 workdays of grieved action. The Grievance form is not to be completed during work time or on a State computer.
The decision maker shall provide and a written response issued within 5 workdays. Failure of the decision maker to respond within 5 workdays shall cause the grievant to proceed to Level 2.
If dissatisfied with the Level 1 response, the grievant has 10 workdays to appeal to the Agency Director.
The Agency Director/Designee shall hold an infomral investigatory meeting within 10 workdays. The Agency Director shall issue a written response within 10 workdays of the meeting.
If dissatisfied with the Level 2 response, the grievant has 5 workdays to appeal to the State Personnel Board.
The Personnel Board may conduct a hearing or designate a hearing officer to conduct the hearing and recommend a decision to the Board.
The Board will take a public vote in open session as its final action in a grievance appeal and will issue a final decision.
The decision of the Board shall be binding on all parties involved unless either party chooses to appeal the Board Decision to District Court per the Administrative Procedures Act. The agency may appeal to District Court after consultation with the DAS-Employee Relations Administrator.