Complaint Processes

This table summarizes some of the most important processes and provides, for each one, the general timeline for filing a claim and a link to follow for further information.

SUBJECT OF COMPLAINT CONTACT INITIAL FILING DEADLINE MORE INFORMATION
Management act that adversely affects a non-represented employee or violates personnel policy UCSC's Staff Human Resources, Employee and Labor Relations (Contacts - Locate your Team) No later than 30 calendar days after the date on which the employee knew or could reasonably be expected to have known of the event or action that gave rise to the complaint UCOP PPSM 70  - Complaint Resolution
Grievance (for union represented employees) Your Union Representative No later than 30 calendar days from the date the grievant or the Union first became aware of the alleged violation Union articles on grievance procedure
Improper activities, improper governmental activities/whistleblower UCSC's Locally Designated Official for Whistleblower Matters None UCSC Whistleblower Policies

UCOP Whistleblower Protection Policy
Discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, sex. gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or other protected class  UCSC's Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) Within 180 calendar days
from the day the
discrimination took place
UCOP PPSM 12 - Nondiscrimination in Employment

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 
Sexual harassment, sexual violence, sex discrimination, sex assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking UCSC's Title IX Office None UCOP Presidential Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
Unfair labor practice (for union represented employees) California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Within 6 months of the occurrence of the conduct that you contend is an unfair practice Office of the General Counsel Regents of the University of California
Non-Senate academic grievance UCSC's Academic Personnel Office No later than 30 calendar days after the date on which the appointee knew or could reasonably be expected to have known of the event or action that gave rise to the grievance Campus Academic Personnel Manual 0008.140, Academic Personnel Manual PM 140
SUBJECT OF COMPLAINT CONTACT INITIAL FILING DEADLINE MORE INFORMATION

For additional resources and links to policy, please see the Problem and Complaint Resolution Resources website.