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Grievance Consultation

Grievance Advisory Committee

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Senate Faculty Grievances

GAC serves as the panel called for by systemwide Bylaw 335§B.1 to be available for preliminary review of grievances.

  • On an individual basis, panel members can discuss your claim that your rights and privileges have been violated provide advice on the appropriate procedure to be followed
  • Panel members do not represent a grievant (the person with the complaint), but they will maintain full confidentiality to the extent allowable by law.
  • You can consult with a panel member with the understanding that your grievance will not be disclosed.*
  • Consultation with a GAC member will not constitute notice of the grievance to the campus or University administration.

Charges Consultations

GAC members are available to:

  • meet with UCLA community members before they file a formal complaint to (Appendix XII§2.B):
    • explain how the Charges Committee works
    •  review, as needed, the Formal Complaint form, the Faculty Code of Conduct, and Appendix XII
    •  assist, if asked, with completion of the Formal Complaint form
  •  meet with faculty who have been charged with a violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct to explain the Charges Process (Appendix XII§3.A)

Before you request a charges consultation, please review this first: Charges Process

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Grievance Consultations

GAC members are available to:

  •  meet with Senate faculty to discuss a potential grievance (Bylaw 335§B.1)
  •  advise Senate faculty of the potential relief that might be available (Bylaw 335§B.1)
  •  consult with chairs and deans on questions about academic personnel cases (UCLA Bylaw 95.2)

Senate faculty should present their grievance to an administrator to attempt a resolution. UCLA does not require appeals to administrators before filing a grievance, but it is recommended if possible. If faculty reach out to an administrator, it is expected that administrators will make a good faith effort to provide a resolution. The parties may request a consultation with GAC should they have questions.

  • Bylaw 335.A.1
    Divisional Privilege and Tenure Committee (hereafter, the Committee) that the member's rights or privileges have been violated. Before considering the grievance and determining whether a formal evidentiary hearing is warranted, the Committee may require that the grievant shall first exhaust all appropriate administrative avenues of redress. Administrative avenues of redress include, but are not limited to, presentation of the grievance along with a request for an administrative remedy to the department chair, dean, or other appropriate academic administrator with authority to investigate and offer a remedy.

Before you request a grievance consultation, please review this first: Grievance Overview

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