The University’s employee grievance procedures are designed to assist employees in resolving certain job-related matters.
Complaints of Discrimination
It is the goal of UA Little Rock to eliminate discriminatory harassment and to promote equal opportunity regardless of race, gender, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status, or disability. (Non-Discrimination Policy 201.1) Any individual who believes he or she has been discriminated against should not be deterred from reporting his or her allegations.
The procedure for filing a complaint described below is internal to the university and everyone is encouraged to follow it first. Any individual, however, also has the right to file a formal complaint with the appropriate state or federal agency. The full grievance policy for complaints of discrimination is provided in the web links below:
Complaints Regarding Employment Practices
An employee may file a grievance or enter into the dispute resolution process on matters associated with the employee’s employment relationship with the university. The grievance policy is designed to address complaints and disputes between the employee and the university over work relationships, working conditions, employment practices, or differences in interpretation of policies. The grievance policy applies to regular, benefit eligible classified and non-classified (non-faculty) employees.
The following matters can be grieved under this policy:
- Overall “unsatisfactory” rating on performance evaluations;
- Disciplinary actions due to misapplication or misinterpretation of policies (does not include employee counseling notices); and
- Terminations of employment.
Employment matters which cannot be grieved under this policy:
- Management decisions as they relate to wages, promotions, demotions, position assignments, or other decisions based on business needs;
- Disciplinary actions based on falsification of documents; and
- Termination of employment in accordance with UA Board Policy 405.4.
Any allegation of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation should be filed under the university policies covering discrimination and harassment.
The full grievance policy for complaints regarding employment practices is provided in the web links below: