Grievance Procedure

Grievance Procedures

 

External Grievance

When an individual has filed a complaint with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, State Department of Personnel, or the Office of Civil Rights, a charge letter is received by the Senior Director - Office of Institutional Equity, who is the official contact person for the college. The Office of Institutional Equity will log each complaint and prepare a case file.

The Office of Institutional Equity will contact all parties named in the complaint in writing, schedule investigation interviews as appropriate, and those individual may be required to submit a written statement.

Parties mentioned during the interviews, but not mentioned on the complaint, may also be notified and interviewed. They too may be asked to respond in writing.

When all evidence has been gathered, the Office of Institutional Equity will compile the information, answer the agencies’ questions, and meet with college General Counsel to review the findings to insure they are consistent with the Board of Regents policies. College General Counsel will review final draft of findings before forwarding to the appropriate agency.

The final document and all attachments are then submitted to the agency for further review and determination.
 

Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX Grievance

Procedures for handling Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX grievances are set forth in the Board of Regents Handbook located in Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13(D). The handbook may be accessed through the Nevada System of Higher Education website, https://nshe.nevada.edu/leadership-policy/board-of-regents/handbook/

If the grievance falls under Title VII, Sexual Harassment, Rehabilitation Act, or ADA, it will be referred to the Affirmative Action Officer for investigation.
 

Classified Workplace Grievances

Procedures for handling Classified grievances are set forth in the State of Nevada Employee Handbook located on pages 38 and 39. The handbook is located on the State Personnel website, http://www.dop.nv.gov.

If the grievance falls under Title VII, Sexual Harassment, Rehabilitation Act, or ADA, it will be referred to the Affirmative Action Officer for investigation.
 

Professional Workplace Grievances

Procedures for handling Professional Workplace Grievances are set forth in the Community College of Southern Nevada Bylaws in section 3.2.2(b), on page 7-9.  The CSN Bylaws can be found at: NSHE Governing Policy on CSN Bylaws
 

Whistle Blower Complaints

Whistle Blower complaints will be forwarded to the college Office of General Counsel.
 

Law Suits

Law suits will be forwarded to the college Office of General Counsel.