Formal Procedure

The School of Peace and Conflict Studies acknowledges and endorses the ideal expressed in the TT CBA  that “all disputes should be resolved informally, whenever possible, before the filing of a formal grievance” and likewise encourages “open communications so that resort to the formal grievance procedure will not be necessary” (Article VII, Section 1. C. 1.). Similarly, the School endorses related commitments in the NTT CBA: “The University and the Association share a mutual commitment to open communication and efforts to resolve issues of concern or disputes in a timely way and through informal means wherever practicable” (Article VII, Section 1)

Grievances related to employment with the university concerning the interpretations and application of provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement follow the procedures of the applicable CBA.  (TT CBA Article VII; NTT CBA Article VII)

University Policies on Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment as detailed in the TT Collective Bargaining Agreement, and Article VII, Section 2 of the TT CBA, specify the necessary procedures for appealing decisions involving a substantive academic judgment. These include decisions concerning reappointment, tenure, promotion, academic freedom, professional ethics, or sanctions for cause. Formal procedures for addressing such grievances are described in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.