[HISTORY: Adopted by Common Council of City of North Tonawanda 9-27-1963.]
Any employee who shall consider himself aggrieved in any matter concerning his employment, excepting any matter concerning his rate of compensation, retirement benefits, disciplinary proceeding or any matter which is otherwise reviewable pursuant to law or any rule or regulation having the force and effect of law, shall be entitled to the following consideration of his grievance.
Presentation to department head. He may present his grievance orally or in writing, if such employee so elects, to the head of the department of the city government of the City of North Tonawanda in which he is employed. If such grievance is not satisfactorily resolved on such hearing, such employee may proceed to the second stage.
Presentation to committee.
The employee may appeal to the committee of three members of the Common Council having jurisdiction of such employee's department. Each of the three-man committees hereby is designated as a grievance committee for employees of their respective departments. Such employee shall be granted a hearing before such committee and he shall have the right to be represented by legal counsel on such hearing.
The committee shall make a written report of its findings and decision and a copy thereof shall be sent to the employee involved, his representative, the head of the department and the Mayor.
All hearings held under § 1B shall be promptly scheduled after presentation of such grievance to the committee; provided, however, that the employee involved may request, and if so requests, shall be granted, an adjournment of not more than one week to prepare for presentation of his grievance to the committee.