Article VI - Standing Rules

Standing rules relate to the orderly transaction of business in the meetings of the council and can be changed or suspended immediately upon approval of majority rule of the voting members of the GSC in attendance at a meeting where a quorum is present. A change to the standing rules cannot be adopted and later altered or suspended in the same fiscal year. Procedural decisions of the GSC shall be incorporated into the standing rules annually. In the event of any conflict between the standing rules and the by-laws, the by-laws shall control. The minimum standing rules shall follow the most recent edition of Robert's Rule of Order Newly Revised.

Section 1. Grievance

According to the Administration and Operations Manual, 4.41 Dispute Resolution Procedures, the policy applies to regular and extended temporary staff whose have satisfactorily completed their probationary period in all offices and divisions of Gallaudet University, unless specifically covered by collective bargaining
agreements made between Gallaudet University and certified bargaining agents. The employees are encouraged to use the formal procedures when they believe a decision or action (including termination) is inappropriate, unfair or in violation of the institution's policies or procedures.

Since the dispute resolution process is an internal review, a representative may advise the employee but may not attend or participate in any stage of the process. With the exception of any right granted or protected by law, employees electing to pursue their complaint through external remedies without first using these procedures waive their right to use these procedures (such as EEO/HR, administrative procedure, or panel review). The Office of the Ombuds is available at any time in the process as a confidential, neutral, informal, and independent conflict management resource. For further information, please refer to Administration and Operations manual 4.41.

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