Hourly Employee Grievances Policy

No.  3-31c   Rev.       Date  12-09-03     



I.  PURPOSE

To ensure fair treatment for hourly employees who seek to resolve work-related grievances.

II.  REFERENCES

III.  DEFINITIONS

A.  Hourly Employee
An hourly employee who qualified for one of the following employment classifications set forth in PPM 3-2: Hourly Student; Work Study Student; Hourly Non-Student.

B.  Employment Grievances
A grievance concerning interpretation or application of personnel policies or practices, working conditions, employee-supervisor relationships, termination, non-retention, or other personnel matters.  Grievances filed under this policy relate to hourly employees only.

C.  Final and Binding Decision
A final administrative decision.  The complainant cannot take the matter any further administratively.

D.  Final and Binding Decision-Maker
The President, the appropriate vice president, or other institutional administrator, as determined by institutional policy, empowered to render the final decision of the institution.

E.  Immediate or First-Level Supervisor or Supervision
The lowest level exempt supervisor of the employee as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act and Department of Labor regulations

F.  Human Resources Office
The Weber State University office charged with the administration and record maintenance of personnel matters.

G.  AVP Human Resources
The Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or designee.

IV.  POLICY

A.  Hourly employees are classified as at will employees of the University for all purposes.

B.  Hourly employees should attempt to resolve employment grievances other than involuntary termination through informal discussions with their immediate supervisors.  The employee may contact the Human Resources Office to assist in the informal resolution of the problem.  This is the final and binding decision for the grievances of hourly employees, except those involving discrimination claims as set forth below.

C.  Problems or complaints involving a claim of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran's status are processed through the provisions of PPM 3-32.


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