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Regular and effective communication between supervisors and employees reduces the likelihood of misunderstandings and conflict. The University expects and encourages supervisors and employees to communicate openly and regularly so that the interests of the employees and the University are best served. However, when a disagreement with management on an adverse employment action arises, employees are provided a prompt, orderly and fair response to their grievances. To support this commitment, the University has grievances processes, which are outlined in institutional policy. PS 02.B.01 Staff Grievance Policy and PS 10.A.02 Faculty Grievance Policy.

Retaliation against an employee for utilizing the University's grievance process violates University policy and will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Any employee who believes that s/he has been retaliated against or treated unfairly for utilizing the grievance process should contact the Employee Relations Office at