Step Action(1) Time Limits(2)
1 Present grievance to Dean Within 40 days of act (3)
(may request 15-day postponement)
Meet with Dean Within 5 days of receipt of form
Dean's decision in writing Within 10 days of meeting
2 Present request for review to VP Within 10 days of Dean's decision
Meet with VP or VP's designee Within 5 days of receipt of request
VP's decision in writing Within 10 days of meeting
3 Present request for review to President Within 10 days of VP's decision
Meet with President or designee Within 10 days of receipt of request
President's decision in writing Within 10 days of meeting
4 Present request to Chancellor (waiving arbitration) Within 10 days of President's decision
Meet with Chancellor Within 10 days of receipt of request
Chancellor's decision in writing Within 10 days of meeting
AAUP Executive Council decides to file notice Within 20 days of President's decision.
with President of intent to arbitrate
(1) The date of filing a request for review is the date that the form is received in the administrative office. The date of the decision is the date the decision is sent to the grievant.
(2) "Day" = a day when classes or exams are scheduled and held in accordance with the official calendar of the University, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Summer Session days count only for those employed during Summer Session.
(3) Counted either from the date of the act/omission itself, or from the date that the member knew or reasonably should have known of the act/omission on which the grievance is based.
Source: Collective Bargaining Agreement, PSU-AAUP and PSU September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2003, pp 34-35 (Article 28).