Scheme Nickname: 
Grievance Hearings

This adjudicative scheme provides an avenue for Department of Commerce employees to avoid EEO proceedings and instead file grievances with the Department in order to receive relief in a matter of concern or dissatisfaction regarding their employment.

All procedures are contained in a Department Administrative Order: DAO 202-771 (June 08, 2011).

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeSub-Agency/Bureau/Division:Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant for Secretary for Administration
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
NOTE: This scheme arises after an informal grievance is filed with a supervisor or manager at the lowest organizational level, usually the employee's immediate supervisor. Within 10 days of the receipt of the decision of the supervisor, an employee can request a formal proceeding. See DAO Sec. 7, Part .01.
Types of Adjudication: 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: