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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Employment, Affirmative Action and Civil Rights

Chapter No. 3.6.2

Issue: Student Employment Grievance Policy

Effective Date: 12-2-2003


Eastern Michigan University recognizes that misunderstandings may sometimes arise in the administration of its student employment policies. It is the policy of the University to provide student employees, graduate assistants and doctoral fellows with a formal process for resolving disagreements with their campus employer in order to provide all members of the University community with a positive and supportive work environment. The underlying intent of the policy is to encourage the resolution of any grievance at the lowest possible level of intervention.



The following University practices will be used to implement this policy:

  1. Procedures developed under the Student Employment Grievance Policy provide a means of informal resolution for a student employment issue as well as a formal resolution process.
  2. The first step of the formal resolution process includes separate procedures for handling issues raised by student employees versus those brought forward by graduate assistants and doctoral fellows.
  3. The procedures to be followed under this policy will be provided to students in a variety of venues, including a Student Employment Grievance Procedures handout publication in the Student Handbook and posting to a number of appropriate Division of Student Affairs departmental websites.



The vice president for student affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of the policy. The director of the career services center, the associate dean of the graduate school and the director of student judicial services are responsible for the daily administration of this policy.



This policy applies to all students working in on-campus student employment positions, to graduate assistants and to doctoral fellows who are not covered by an established grievance procedure within their own work area.




Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents: December 2, 2003, para. .6194M.