The University and various federal and state agencies have established processes for employees to complain about inappropriate or incorrect acts by University employees. The complaint process largely depends on whether the complainant is represented by a union.
Complaint Process: General Information
This table summarizes some of the most important processes and provides, for each one, the general timeline for filing a claim and a link to follow for further information.
|Subject of Complaint||Contact||Initial Filing Deadline||Further information|
Management act that adversely affects a non-represented employee or violates personnel policy
|Employee & Labor Relations||30 days||PPSM 70 and UCD Procedure 70|
|Grievance (violation of a union contract article)||Union||30 days||Union contract articles on Grievance and Arbitration|
|Improper Governmental Activities/Whistleblower Protection||Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost||none||UCD Policy & Procedure 380-17|
|Improper Activities||Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost||none||UCD Policy & Procedure 380-17|
|Discriminiation because of race, sex, national origin, age, or other protected factor||Staff Affirmative Action & Diversity or California Department of Fair Employment & Housing||1 year||UCD Policy & Procedure 380-15|
|Sexual Harassment||Harassment and Discrimination Assistance Prevention Program||none||UCD Policy & Procedure 400-20|
|Unfair Labor Practice||Public Employment Relations Board||6 months||PERB|
|Misconduct by a member of the Academic Senate||Chancellor||3 years||Academic Personnel Manual UCD-015|