ERIC Number: ED097766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Grievance Procedure for Public School Employees.
Phay, Robert E.; Lillie, John C.
The basic objective of this proposed grievance procedure is to resolve grievances as efficiently and informally as possible. The model recommends three steps. The first provides an established, yet informal, procedure to resolve minor grievances. The employee with the complaint is interviewed by his immediate supervisor and then, if necessary, by the principal if the principal is not the employee's immediate supervisor. The second step includes two options and is designed for those grievances that have not been satifactorily resolved in the first step. In the first option the employee appeals the principal's decision to a review panel. The superintendent receives a copy of the appeal and may, if he wishes, reverse or modify the principal's decision before the review panel hearing. If the superintendent chooses not to act or acts in a way that does not satisfy the employee, the review panel holds a hearing and makes a recommendation to the superintendent. The panel's recommendation is not binding on the superintendent, and his decision, if it is not appealed to the board, is final. In the second option the review panel's decision is binding on the superintendent. The third stage of the procedure provides for a final review of the grievance by the school board. (Authors/JF)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Institute of Government.