Policy #268 FEDERAL GRIEVANCE

A federal grievance is an allegation that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination in educational programs receiving federal funds; Title Seven, Civil Rights Act of 1964 and EEO 1972 which prohibits discrimination in employment and/or Title Nine, Education Amendments Act of 1972 which expressly prohibits sex discrimination against students or others in educational programs or activities; has been violated.
Employees, as a result of such allegations, are provided the following procedure to seek resolution to the issue.
Revised 11.22.95, 10.17.00

Procedure #268 FEDERAL GRIEVANCE

A. The grievant shall prepare and file the grievance with the Title VII, Title IX, Compliance Officer within thirty (30) days of the occurrence or first knowledge of the alleged discrimination. Grievances related to handicapping conditions (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act) must be filed with the Compliance Officer within one-hundred and eighty (180) days.

B. The Compliance Officer shall investigate the complaint within fifteen (15) working days after the grievance is filed.

C. The Compliance Officer shall issue a written report of his findings and recommendations for resolution or remediation of the grievance within ten (10) working days after the conclusion of the investigation.

D. Copies of the report shall be sent to the grievant and the Superintendent of schools. The grievance shall be considered resolved if both the grievant and the school district accept the recommendations as set forth in the report.

E. Grievances filed under Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX which are not resolved satisfactorily may be filed with the Superintendent of schools.

F. Grievances filed under Section 504 that are not resolved satisfactorily may be appealed by filing for a “Due Process Procedures”, available at the office of Employee Relations.
Revised 11.22.95, 10.17.00