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ERIC Number: ED027640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-17
Pages: 9
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"Essential Ingredients of a Modern Grievance Procedure."
Dubel, Robert Y.
A grievance procedure should be viewed more comprehensively than most experts view it. It is a vehicle which permits an employee to seek redress from a possible misapplication, misinterpretation, or alleged violation of State laws, the policies of a board of education, or the administrative rules and regulations designed to implement such policies. A grievance procedure should include the following ingredients: (1) A statement that it will be administered fairly and used only when other means fail; (2) a statement that its purpose is to minimize misunderstandings and promote positive staff morale; (3) clarity of all relevant definitions; (4) inclusion of at least four levels of grievance procedures--principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent or his designated representative, and board of education; (5) a stipulation that during the appeal process the grievant must conform to the directive or action of his administrative supervisor which caused the grievance, and (6) a statement that the grievent may be accompanied by counsel. The procedure should not require that the grievant's complaint first be processed by a committee on professional rights and responsibilities named by the local education association. If arbitration becomes necessary, the cost should be borne equally by employer and employee. (HW)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Assn. of School Admin. (101st, Atlantic City, N.J., Feb. 17, 1969).