Section 32. Grievances

32.1 Definition

A grievance is any dispute which involves the interpretation or application of any provision of this MOU excluding side letters and letters attached to this agreement, and excluding, however, those provisions of this MOU 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, 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. The provisions of Section 31 of this MOU are not subject to the grievance procedure but employees may appeal disciplinary actions, as defined in Section 31, to the Civil Service Commission.