Article 20 states that all grievances must include a brief statement of the grievance and the facts or events upon which it is based, sections(s) of the contract alleged to have been violated, the remedy or adjustment sought, and the steps taken by the grievant to resolve the issue.
Grievance is submitted to the Association Grievance Committee for their review within thirty (30) business days after the Association President or the officer knew of or should have known of the facts or events giving rise to the grievance. Grievance Form (Word) or Grievance Form (PDF)
Within fifteen (15) business days after receipt of the grievance filed, the Association Grievance Committee shall determine if the grievance is valid.
If the Grievance is deemed valid, proceed to Step 2.
A valid grievance shall be presented to the Chief of Police and the Labor Relations Office within fifteen (15) business days of Step 1 ruling.
Within fifteen (15) business days after receipt of the step 2 grievance, the Chief of Police shall submit a written response to the Association Grievance Committee and the Labor Relations Office.
If not resolved, the Association has within fifteen (15) business days after receipt of the Chief’s decision to notify the Chief of Police and the Labor Relations Office in writing of its intent to submit the grievance to arbitration.