30.1.             Formal Appeal

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 32 of this MOU, appeals of permanent employees relating to performance evaluations which are below a standard score or rating set by the Director of Human Resources shall go directly to the Civil Service Commission. Upon receipt of the appeal the Commission will review the facts and order such action as it determines is appropriate. Appeals must be filed with the Commission within ten (10) calendar days after the evaluation’s finalization. No evaluation shall be considered finalized until the employee has been given ten (10) working days for review and comment.

30.2.             Informal Appeal

Permanent employees may also request an informal appeal of below standard evaluations. At the request of the employee and the Council to the Human Resources Director or his/her designee, a meeting will be arranged in an effort to clarify and, if possible, resolve areas of disagreement. Such meetings will be attended by the employee, his/her Council representative, the employee’s first and second level supervisors, and a representative of the Human Resources Department. Informal appeals may be granted at any time prior to Civil Service Commission review.

30.3.             Clarification of Probationary Evaluations

Probationary employees are entitled to clarification of below standard evaluations and may request that a Council representative be present. All such requests must first be made to the Director of Human Resources, or his/her designee.