Grievances, Appeals, and Disputes
Employee Relations is available to assist classified employees and supervisors understand the various dispute resolution processes available on campus. Employee Relations is available to assist classified employees and supervisors understand the various dispute resolution processes available on campus.
Employee Relations administers the formal grievance process for classified staff. The grievance process is used for disputes that do not involve pay, status or tenure and those that are not related to performance management. All grievances must be initiated within 10 calendar days of the incident(s) being grieved. The grievance process is initiated by submitting the grievance form to the Employee Relations before the 10 day deadline. For questions regarding the grievance process, please contact Employee Relations at 303-492-0956.
Grievance Policy and Procedures
Grievance Policy and Procedures SPANISH VERSION
Any action that adversely affects current base pay, status or tenure of a classified staff (except annual total compensation survey, discretionary pay differentials, leave sharing, personal services contracts, and job evaluation actions) may be appealed and will be set for hearing by the State Personnel Board. Other actions may be heard by the Board’s at the Board’s discretion. All appeals must be filed within 10 calendar days of the incident(s) being appealed. It is necessary to follow the instructions and use the appeal form provided by the State Department of Personnel. For assistance and information about the appeal process, contact Employee Relations at 303-492-0956.
Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form (PDF format)
Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form Instructions(PDF format)
Dispute Resolution Process
Employee Relations administers the dispute resolution process for classified staff who choose to formally dispute their final evaluation or the application of the university’s performance management program to the individual employee’s plan and/or final overall evaluation. Classified staff have five working days from the date of her/his evaluation meeting to file a dispute as indicated on the last page of the Planning and Evaluation form. Employees must initiate the process by completing the dispute resolution form and submitting copies to their supervisor, appointing authority and Employee Relations within the five day deadline. The dispute resolution process is attached to the Planning and Evaluation form. For questions regarding the dispute resolution process, contact the Employee Relations at 303-492-0956.
Dispute Resolution Process
Dispute Resolution Form