C.22 Employee Complaints and Grievances

C.22 Employee Complaints and Grievances

Responsible Department: Human Resources
Date Approved/Amended: February 17, 2011


The College encourages fair, efficient, and equitable solutions for problems arising out of the employment relationship.  The College encourages informal resolution of employee complaints and concerns whenever possible.  In the event an employee’s complaint is not resolved informally, the employee may file a formal grievance.  The Human Resources department shall maintain a formal grievance procedure, which includes alternative dispute resolution processes, to resolve employment disputes.  Copies of the grievance procedure shall be made available in the Human Resources department, in each campus president’s office, and on the HCC website.

C.22.1 Retaliation Prohibited

Responsible Department: Human Resources
Date Approved/Amended: February 17, 2011


Neither the Board nor the administration, including any person in a supervisory position, shall unlawfully retaliate against any employee for bringing a complaint under the complaint policy and procedures