GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES IN CASES OF PROHIBITED DISCRIMINATION
(1) It is the policy of this institution to treat all personnel, whether student, classified staff, or faculty, equally and fairly with regard to age, handicap, national origin, race, marital status, religion, or sex. Not to do so, whether an act is intended or unintended, is discrimination by definition.
(2) Should any individual, or group of individuals, believe that an act of discrimination has been committed against that person or group, hereafter called grievant, and such an act has in fact been committed, the grievant is entitled to a redress of that grievance.
(3) No individual participating in these grievance procedures shall be subject to any reprimand or retaliatory action by any officer or member of the OIT community.
(4) The intent of these procedures is to solve the grievant's problem at the lowest level possible. While all grievances are very real to the grievant, many will have been caused unintentionally and some may well be imaginary. Most of these should be able to be resolved informally at the level of their alleged occurrence. When a grievance cannot be solved in this manner, the grievant may request a formal redress. In all instances, it is intended that the grievant's immediate supervisors or faculty advisors should be afforded the opportunity to redress the grievance prior to forwarding it for resolution. Procedures to be followed are as specified below:
(a) Classified employees. Grievance procedures will be the same as those required by the current Collective Bargaining Contract entered into between the Oregon State Employees Association and the Oregon Institute of Technology;
(b) Faculty. Grievance procedures are as listed in OIT rules OAR 578-042-0510 through 578-042-0530;
(c) Students. Grievance procedures are as listed in OIT rules OAR 578-033-0010 through 578-033-0020.