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Grievance (SPA) Policy #615

Policy #615 Approved: May 1, 2014
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Grievance (SPA) Policy
Policy #615
Source of Authority: N.C.G.S. § 126, Art. 8;
Office of State Personnel Manual § 7
Revision Authority: Board of Trustees
History: First Issued: February 17, 2011
Revised: May 1, 2014
Related Policies: N.C.G.S. § 126, Art. 8;
Employee Appeals & Grievances, OSP Manual § 7, pp. 26-35;
Grievance (SAAO-II & Other EPA Employees) Policy #614
Prohibited Harassment Policy #117
Responsible Offices: Chancellor
Human Resources Department
Effective Date: May 1, 2014
PDF: POLICY #615

I. Purpose

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (“UNCSA”) encourages employees to bring forward concerns about work related issues in a constructive and orderly way. Employees should actively seek resolution of grievances within their work units by initiating discussions of their concerns with their immediate supervisors within reasonable time frames. Should direct communication between an employee and the supervisor not produce a resolution of an employee’s concerns, the employee has available a formal grievance procedure designed to provide a fair review of the matter and to stimulate recommendations for the resolution of the grievance.

II. Scope

This policy covers all “Career State Employees” employed by UNCSA. This policy also covers former employees in this category who bring forward a grievance based on an event which occurred during employment if it is brought within a reasonable time after that event, normally no longer than thirty days after the incident(s) leading to the grievance. Furthermore, this policy covers non-career State employees and applicants for SPA positions.

III. Policy

Follow this link to view the SPA Grievance policy through the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR):

http://northcarolina.edu/sites/default/files/documents/final-university_shra_employee_grievance_policy-eff-2016-02-01.pdf

IV. Revision History

A. February 17, 2011 – Adopted by Board of Trustees as part of UNCSA Policy Manual

B. March 5, 2012 – Technical revisions (replaced preferences to the State Personnel Commission with references to the Office of Administrative Hearings to comply with N.C.G.S.  § 150B-34 as revised by 2011 SB 781) and added specific mentions of protected classes.

C. May 1, 2014 – Link directly to the new SPA Grievance Policy through the Office of State Human Resources.