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Dispute Resolution and
Grievance Committee


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Committee on Dispute Resolution and Grievance Charge
Arbitration Pool for Faculty Grievances
Arbitration Panel Information
Steps in the Dispute Resolution Process


COMMITTEE on DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND GRIEVANCE- OFFICIAL CHARGE

I. FUNCTION OF THE FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND GRIEVANCE (FSCDRG)

A. To provide for prompt and orderly processing of grievances submitted by faculty members of the University of Central Missouri that are based on charges of alleged arbitrary or capricious action, violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable application of policies established by the Board of Governors and/or administration, or that otherwise fail to accord fair and equitable treatment to a member of the faculty.

B. To advise faculty members regarding the dispute resolution and grievance process.

C. To offer its good offices to provide an informal meeting and non-binding mediation between the faculty member and the party or parties involved in the dispute resolution and grievance process.

D. To ensure monitoring of the dispute resolution and grievance process.

E. To select an arbitration panel from the arbitration pool if the faculty member desires a formal and official hearing.

F. To assist and facilitate the arbitration panel in the conduct of its hearing.

G. To consider and/or initiate independent study of issues relating to university faculty personnel problems and procedures and report findings to the Faculty Senate.


II. POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Reports to the President of the Faculty Senate


III. MEMBERSHIP

A. Composition (6 members)

   1. One tenured faculty member from each college and the Library

   2. A nonvoting tenured faculty member who is an attorney

      Chairs are not eligible to serve on this committee

B. Selection

   Representatives from each college and the Library nominated by the FS       Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Faculty Senate

   Attorney recommended by the FSCDRG to the FS Committee on Committees, which presents the nominee to the Faculty Senate for confirmation

C. Selection of Chair

Shall select a chair from its voting membership

D. Term of Service

Two years, with no voting member serving more than two consecutive terms, and indefinite number of terms for non-voting attorney


IV. COMMENTS

A. The committee chair shall submit an annual written report to the       Faculty Senate.

B. Whenever possible, a second-year committee member should be selected as chair.

C. The committee chair is responsible for creating and maintaining a Procedures Manual, a copy to be kept in the Faculty Senate Office.

D. This committee meets at the beginning and end of each academic year. It also meets during the academic year and in the summer as needed.

E. Each FS committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting the committee's annual report to the FS Office Professional by May 15th each year.

 

F. Each Faculty Senate and University/Administrative Committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting a triennial charge review by the designated time to the Committee on Committee’s representative.

 

G. Committees may conduct business and voting via electronic means.


STEPS IN DISPUTE-RESOLUTION PROCESS


Click here to see the University of Central Missouri Dispute Resolution and Grievance Procedures

 

COMMENTS

Grievances shall be processed during normal faculty working days without loss of pay to parties involved. All official documents involved in the grievance process shall be retained in the Office of the Faculty Senate for a period of seven years. All matters related to grievances shall be kept strictly confidential. There shall be no discrimination or retaliation against any grievant in the presentation or processing of a grievance, nor shall there be any discrimination or retaliation with regard to future promotion or any rights that are assured to faculty members. The philosophy of the University is that a grievance procedure is a positive and equitable procedure for the solution of problems and serves not only faculty members but also the administration of the University.


ARBITRATION POOL
FOR FACULTY GRIEVANCES


I. FUNCTION

To provide a pool of faculty members from which an arbitration panel shall be selected.


II. POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Reports to the Faculty Senate Committee on Dispute Resolution and Grievance (FSCDRG) when impaneled by that committee.


III. MEMBERSHIP

A. Composition (30 members)

Five tenured faculty members from each college and the Library

B. Selection

Members elected by vote of faculty members from each college and the Library

C. Term of Service

One year

If impaneled, to serve until the conclusion of the hearing and the presentation of the findings.


IV. COMMENTS

Only tenured faculty members are eligible for selection.

A member of the FSCDRG may not serve as a member of the Arbitration Pool.

Department chairs and unit heads are not eligible to serve.


ARBITRATION PANEL


I. FUNCTION

To hear grievance(s) of faculty member(s) and report findings


II. POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Reports to the Faculty Senate Committee on Dispute Resolution and Grievance (FSCDRG) or the Faculty Senate Ethics in Research Committee (FSERC)


III. MEMBERSHIP

A. Composition and Selection of the Five Members

Members of the Arbitration Panel shall be selected from the Arbitration Pool; however,
Arbitration Panel membership shall not include representation from the unit involved in the grievance.

One member shall be selected randomly from each of the four remaining units by the FSCDRG or by the FSERC. A fifth member shall be selected randomly from the remaining Arbitration Pool members.

Any member of the arbitration pool who has an interest in the outcome of the matter in dispute shall not serve on the arbitration panel.

B. Selection of Chair

Shall select a chair from its membership

C. Term of Service

Shall continue until a report is made to the FSCDRG or the FSERC


IV. Parties' privileges

A faculty member whose grievance is to be heard by an Arbitration Panel may have a support person present during the hearing. The support person may take notes for the grievant, but may take no active part in the hearing. The support person cannot be legal counsel for the grievant. The same privileges are accorded to the respondent(s) named in the grievance.

 

REV 01/2010; REV 4/2011; REV 12/2013; REV 5/2014; REV 12/2014; REV 5/2015; REV 9/2015; REV 3/2016, REV 4/2016; REV 2/2017

 

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