Employee Relations is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal
regulations and institutional policies and procedures. We facilitate the
mediation, grievance and appeals processes, and we also investigate
allegations regarding illegal discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment.
Correctional Managed Care employees should contact Charlotte Kearney at (903)
583-4464, extension 3357, or
firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
How do I file a
grievance or an appeal?
In accordance with
IHOP Policy 3.1.10 Grievance Policy, any employee may
file a grievance as a means to present a complaint related to wages, hours of
work, working conditions, merit raise, job assignments, performance evaluation,
unlawful discrimination, reprimand or the interpretation or application of a
rule, regulation or policy. The affected employee must submit a written request
to Employee Relations in Human Resources. The request must be made within 10
working days following the date of the action. The failure of the employee to
submit the grievance in a timely manner irrevocably waives his or her grievance
In accordance with
IHOP Policy 3.1.9 Discipline, Dismissal and Appeal for
Classified Employees, disciplinary actions resulting in dismissal,
suspension without pay or demotion may be appealed by the affected employee by
submitting a written request for a hearing to Employee Relations in Human
Resources. The request must be made within 10
working days following the date of the disciplinary action. The
failure of the employee to submit the appeal in a timely manner irrevocably
waives his or her appeal rights.
To file a grievance or an appeal request, please call (409)
772-7315 or email
How do I request
Mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution involving an impartial
third party, or mediator. The third party facilitates communication between the
employees involved in a conflict or dispute to promote reconciliation,
settlement or understanding of differing viewpoints.
Mediation is a voluntary process in which both parties must agree to
participate. For more information,
click here or contact Employee Relations at (409) 772-7315 or
Where do I file a
complaint of illegal discrimination, retaliation or sexual harassment?
The University of Texas Medical Branch, in compliance with applicable federal
laws and regulations, strives to maintain an environment free from
discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. In
addition, UTMB is committed to provide a work and learning environment that is
free from inappropriate conduct that is sexual in nature. Sexual misconduct and
sexual harassment in any form will not be tolerated. UTMB also prohibits
retaliation against employees who report allegations of discrimination and/or
If you believe you are being subjected to any behavior which is prohibited by
the institution’s policies and procedures, please report the incident to any
member of UTMB’s management and/or Human Resources.
Related Policies and Procedures
IHOP 3.1.9 – Discipline, Dismissal and Appeal for Classified Employees
IHOP 3.1.10 – Grievance Policy
HOP 3.2.3 – Nondiscrimination Policy
IHOP 3.2.4 – Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
IHOP 5.3.8 – Faculty Grievance Policy
IHOP 5.3.14 – Faculty Ombudsperson Policy
IHOP 8.1.4 – Workplace Violence