AFSCME: 38. Grievances

38.1 Definition

A grievance is any dispute which involves the interpretation or application of any provision of this Memorandum of Understanding excluding, however, those provisions of this Memorandum of Understanding which specifically provide that the decision of any County official shall be final, the interpretation or application of those provisions not being subject to the grievance procedure. If an employee files an EEOC, DFEH or administrative EEO complaint with the EEO Coordinator, the issue will no longer be subject to this grievance procedure, but will be processed in accordance with regulations or procedures governing the processing of said complaints. An employee may, however, file an EEOC, DFEH or administrative EEO complaint and may also file a grievance if the grounds for the grievance are not based on discrimination and/or sexual harassment.