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Grievances Procedures

Section 9.5 of the Graduate School Handbook

It is generally preferable for problems related to GA appointments to be settled at the local level. Regular, clear communication between GAs and their advisors and supervisors is key to establishing and maintaining an effective work environment. However, if talking to an advisor or immediate supervisor does not resolve a problem or potential grievance, GAs are encouraged to consult Graduate Program Handbooks and other materials provided by the appointing unit to ascertain grievance guidelines that may be in place. Graduate Studies Committee Chairs and heads of appointing units can also provide information about such guidelines. The staff of the Graduate School is also available to provide consultation with graduate students about problems or potential grievances. There may be instances in which recourse to these persons does not provide resolution. The Graduate Council has established grievance procedures (see Appendix D).