All grievances shall be presented promptly to the Association Grievance Committee or Board of Directors within twenty (20) calendar days after the date upon which the Association President or employee knew of or should have known of the facts or events giving rise to the grievance. Grievances are to be submitted using the City of Austin Labor Contract

All grievances must include:

  • Brief statement of the grievance and the facts or events upon which it is based.
  • The section(s) of the contract alleged to have been violated
  • The remedy or adjustment sought
  • The steps taken by the grievant to resolve the issue.

Step 1.

  • The Grievance must be submitted to the Association Grievance Committee or board of Directors within twenty (20) calendar days of the event or knowledge of the event.(link to downloads/ems_grieveform_1010.pdf)
  • A copy of this grievance shall be forwarded to the Department Director or his designee within three (3) calendar days of receipt.
  • Within fifteen (15) calendar days of receipt of the grievance a determination must be made whether a valid grievance exists.

Step 2.

  • Valid grievances must be submitted to the Department Director and the Labor Relations Office within ten (10) calendar days of ruling.
  • The Department Director must submit a response to Association and the Labor Relations office within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of the grievance.

Step 3.

  • If not resolved, the Association has ten (10) calendar days from receipt of the Department Director’s decision to notify the Department Director and the Labor Relations Office of its intent to submit the grievance to arbitration.