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).

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.
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This scheme is located solely in the DAO referenced on Page 1 of this Form. It is not contained in any regulation or statute and is solely in place due to this Order.
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