The Collective Bargaining Agreement (often called the Contract) is the collection of rights and privileges, rules and procedures that have been negotiated by the United Faculty of Florida, on behalf of the bargaining unit faculty, with the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida. The Contract has been ratified by the faculty members of the bargaining unit and by the Board of Trustees.
A grievance is a dispute concerning the interpretation or application of a specific term or provision of the contract. Normally a grievance arises when you've been harmed in some way, such as by an unfavorable evaluation or assignment. Grievances may involve all aspects of your employment: assignment, evaluation, merit pay, treatment by your chair and dean, actual or threatened disciplinary actions, academic freedom, discrimination, etc.
A grievance must be filed on Appendix C. A UFF grievance representative will help you file this form correctly. In cases involving disciplinary action, a grievance must be filed within fifteen days of the notice of disciplinary action. In all other cases it must be filed within sixty days of the event. There is a special expedited process for assignment-disputes since they must be resolved quickly.
The terms and provisions of the Contract are enforced by the Grievance Procedure. Article 31 of the Contract spells out the process.
If you think you have a grievance you should contact Pradeep Kumar, Interim Grievance Coordinator, (352) 392-6690 email@example.com.
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