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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES ADM-53 <br />EFFECTIVE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 10 <br />11-15-16 05-02-19 YES <br />04-28-14 <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to provide employees with a positive and effective <br />way to address concerns related to Department policy and procedure, unsafe or <br />unhealthy work environments, and the application, interpretation, or enforcement <br />of City and/or Department policy. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to provide all employees with a <br />uniform, systematic, and equitable grievance process to ensure an open line of <br />communication between employees, supervisors, and command staff. The <br />Department is committed to collectively resolving employee grievances in a <br />cooperative and timely manner. This policy is not intended to restrict the rights <br />of employees to file a grievance, and is consistent with City Policy EPM 9.8 <br />Grievance/Complaint. The Department prohibits retaliation against any person, <br />who in good faith, exercises his/her right to an informal or formal review using <br />the procedures specified in this Department policy and/or City policy. <br />Grievances involving unlawful harassment, unlawful discrimination, or unlawful <br />retaliation as defined by federal or state law shall be processed as specified in <br />EPM 3.1 Anti-Discrimination/Accommodation and EPM 9.8 Grievance/Complaint. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />TERM DEFINITION <br />Business Day A day on which City Hall is open for business. <br />Employee A Department employee who is selected by an employee to <br />assist him/her with preparing and presenting a grievance. The <br />Assistant <br />assistant shall not be an attorney. If the grievance is related to <br />an on-going investigation, the employee assistant shall not be <br />a principal or witness in the investigation. <br />Grievance Concern/s from an employee relating to City/Department <br />policy and procedure, unsafe, or unhealthy work <br />environments, or the application or interpretation of <br />City/Department policy which has not been satisfactorily <br />resolved in an informal manner between the employee and <br />their immediate supervisor. <br /> <br /> <br />