Policy: UWS 6 Complaints and Grievances

Wisconsin Administrative Code for Unclassified Employees

The following material consists of the sections of the Wisconsin Administrative Code which are applicable to unclassified personnel (faculty and academic staff) and their relations with students within the University of Wisconsin System.

When the code calls for a particular campus implementation, the UWP rule or procedure is identified below. Each UWP rule or procedure is followed by a reference to its source in the Faculty Constitution and Bylaws or Academic Staff Constitution and Bylaws.


6.01.2
UWP. The standing faculty committee designated to conduct hearings on complaints shall be the Complaints and Grievances Commission. See Faculty Bylaws, Part II, Article XIII.

6.01.3
UWP. The complainant shall state his or her complaint in writing to the Chancellor, who shall review the complaint and take administrative action. The Chancellor's administrative action may be to dismiss the complaint, invoke appropriate disciplinary action, or refer the complaint to the Complaints and Grievances Commission. A hearing by the commission shall take place at the request of the Chancellor, or, if the Chancellor invokes a disciplinary action, at the request of the faculty member involved.
The Chancellor and the commission shall insure that the faculty member involved receives:

6.01.4
UWP. After hearing and investigating a complaint, the commission may make a recommendation to the Chancellor concerning disciplinary action, recommend to the Chancellor that the complaint be dismissed, or recommend referral of the complaint to the appropriate department or administrator. See Faculty Bylaws, Part II, Article XIII, Section 3.

6.01.5
UWP. The Chancellor's decision on the recommendations of the Commission, or on the complaint in the absence of the commission recommendation, shall be final except that the Board of Regents, at its option, might grant a review on the record. See Faculty Bylaws, Part III, Article IX, Section 1.

6.02
UWP. A grievance is a personnel problem involving an employee's expressed feeling of unfair treatment or dissatisfaction with aspects of his/her working conditions within the University which are outside his/her control. Grievants are encouraged to exercise all existing means of informal review within the University.

The standing faculty committee designated to conduct hearings on grievances shall be the Complaints and Grievances Commission. The following procedure shall be followed:

A faculty member with a grievance must submit his or her grievance to the Complaints and Grievances Commission within 300 days of when he/she knew or should have known of the most recent incident or incidents that he or she is grieving. The aggrieved faculty member is entitled to a hearing before the Commission within 20 working days of the written submission of the grievance to the Commission chairman. This deadline may be extended upon the consent of the grievant or by order of the Commission. A colleague named as a party to the grievance is entitled to at least a ten-day (10) notice of all hearings related to the case. The Commission is authorized to establish its own procedures to investigate a grievance that it is hearing. All parties are due as prompt a resolution of the matter as practicable.

After hearing and investigating a grievance, the Commission may recommend a way of resolving the matter to the Chancellor, in which case, the Chancellor shall act on the recommendations within thirty (30) days. The Chancellor's decision on the recommendations shall be final except that the Board of Regents at its option may grant a review on the report upon the petition of the grievant or the Commission. See Faculty Bylaws, Part III, Article XIII, Section 3.






Keywords:Wisconsin Administrative Code, Unclassified, policy, complaints and grievances   Doc ID:86719
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Created:2018-10-12 12:17 CDTUpdated:2020-01-02 12:14 CDT
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