HR policy - Unclassified rules: 13.02 Academic Staff grievances

The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

 Functional Owner Chief Human Resources Officer
 Executive Sponsors Chancellor
 Policy Contact Chief Human Resources Officer


Who this policy applies to:
Academic Staff


Understanding the UWS Code:
The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

This specific policy is part of Chapter 13 of the UWS Code.  To review the UWS code, please visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/13


UWL Policy Detail:

(1) The academic staff committee to investigate grievances of non-instructional academic staff members shall be the Academic Staff Grievance Committee established in the Academic Staff Council bylaws. (X, D).

(2) A grievance is a personnel problem involving an appointee's expressed feeling of unfair treatment or dissatisfaction with aspects of his/her working conditions within the University which are outside his/her control. A grievance relates to such matters as salaries, promotions, assignments of duties, working conditions, and propriety of conduct claimed to harm the petitioner substantially whether the claim alleges unethical or improper action by colleagues or by administrator. A grievance is a matter other than one involving dismissal proceedings and other than a complaint proceeding involving (other) severe sanctions.

(3) If an academic staff member feels cause for grievance the member may petition in writing the Academic Staff Grievance Committee for redress after other remedies are exhausted.

(4) The written petition shall set forth in detail the nature of the grievance and shall state against whom the grievance is directed. It shall cite any data which the petitioner deems pertinent to the case.

(5) Submission of a petition shall not automatically entail investigation or detailed consideration thereof. The committee shall have the right to decide whether or not the facts merit a detailed investigation.

(6) The committee may seek to bring about a settlement of the issue satisfactory to the parties without a hearing.

(7) If in the opinion of the committee such a settlement is not possible or is not appropriate, it shall conduct a fact finding hearing.

(8) The hearing shall provide adequate due process: reasonable notice, hearing, and the right of the grievant to be accompanied by one other person (in addition to witnesses). The committee may establish procedures to conduct a hearing.

(9) The committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the petitioner, to the Chancellor, or other appropriate administrative officer, and the Academic Staff Council.

(10) The Chancellor shall respond in writing to the Committee's recommendations.

(11) The committee to investigate grievance of instructional academic staff shall be the faculty committee on Grievance, Appeals, and Academic Freedom. (See senate bylaws and UWS 6.02 and UWL 6.02.)

Last Updated: June 2007


Revision history:
Last reviewed was July 2020


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Keywords:academic staff grievances   Doc ID:103820
Owner:John A.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-07-09 09:44 CDTUpdated:2020-08-08 16:32 CDT
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