Step-by-Step Grievance Procedure

A summary of the steps that make up the Grievance and Arbitration procedure for YCCD faculty is given below.  At each step, the faculty member is in consultation with one of the YFA Grievance Officers.  The Grievance Officer will attend all personal conferences with you.  The details of the process are in the contract in Article 25, including deadlines.  Your Grievance Officer will help you with the deadlines.

Not every grievance goes through all the stages.  YFA will work toward a resolution at the earliest stage possible.

Remember:

Faculty cannot grieve faculty!

There must be a contractual violation in order to file a grievance!

Step 1.  Informal Stage:  Try to resolve the issue with your immediate administrator.

Request a meeting with you, your immediate administrator and your YFA Grievance Officer.  During the meeting identify the issue, and suggest a solution.  Any agreed upon solution should be codified in writing, and pends approval by YFA.

Step 2.  Informal Stage:  EER (Employer - Employee Relations) meeting

The Association attempts resolution on the faculty's behalf with District administrators.

Step 3.  Formal Stage / Level 1:  Present the grievance in writing to your immediate administrator, including which section of the contract has been violated and the resolution that you are seeking.  A personal conference may be called at this stage by either you or your immediate administrator.

Step 4.  Formal Stage / Level 2:  Present your appeal to Step 3 in writing to the College President or designee.  A personal conference may be called at this stage by either you or the College President.

Step 5.  Formal Stage / Level 3:  Present your appeal to Step 4 in writing to the Chancellor or designee.  A personal conference may be called at this stage by either you or the Chancellor.

Step 6.  Arbitration:  Request the YFA to submit the grievance to advisory arbitration by the American Arbitration Association (AAA).  The decision of the AAA is final and will be submitted to the Board of Trustees, the grievant and the YFA President.