[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Allen 9-20-1984 by Res. No. 294; amended in its entirety during codification; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Any person aggrieved by an action of the Township or of its officers, agents or employees may appeal that action.
[Amended 3-11-2003 by Ord. No. 570]
This grievance procedure shall be applicable to grievances not resolved by other grievance procedures in this Code or other applicable contract, rule, regulation or statute. The provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable to nonuniformed Township employees. The sole grievance procedure applicable to nonuniformed Township employees shall be the procedures as set forth in the then current Upper Allen Township Personnel Policies and Benefits Manual (the "Manual"), as adopted from time to time by the Township's Board of Commissioners, including any amendments thereto.
Step A. Oral or written contact shall be made with the Township Manager or Assistant Township Manager to explain the grievance, giving all pertinent and relative information. Every effort shall be made at this time to resolve the grievance informally. If the initial contact is oral, a written report of the grievance shall be made by the Township, which report shall be reviewed and signed by the grievant. In all cases, a written report of the resolution of the grievance, if any, shall be retained in the Township records.
Step B. In the event that the grievance is not resolved pursuant to Step A within two (2) calendar weeks of its submission, the grievant shall send a written statement to the Board of Commissioners. The Board shall refer the grievance to the appropriate committee for its recommendation.
Step C. Within two (2) calendar weeks after referral of the grievance, the committee shall make its recommendation to the Board and shall notify the grievant, in writing, of its recommendation. The notice shall state that the grievant shall have the opportunity to present any additional information regarding the grievance and the recommendation within one (1) week of receipt of the notice.
Step D. One (1) week after receipt of additional information from the grievant or, if no such information is submitted, two (2) weeks after notification of the recommendation of the committee, the Board shall render a decision in the matter. The decision shall include the reasons therefor and shall be communicated, in writing, to the grievant. The decision of the Board will be final.