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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the difference between a problem with employee conduct and employee performance?
A conduct problem generally involves instances in which an employee's actions do not conform to the acceptable standards of employee conduct. Performance problems refer to situations where work is deficient or unacceptable, as evaluated against established performance standards.
What is disciplinary action?
Disciplinary action is the progressive use of corrective measures to induce the desired change in an employee’s work performance or conduct. More information about the Discipline Process.
What is the statute of limitations to remove a corrective action or counseling memorandum from my personnel file?
After 3 years, the employee can request to have the documentation removed from his or her personnel file.
What is a grievance?
A grievance is an allegation filed by an employee, stating that there has been a violation, misapplication, or misinterpretation of a specific term(s) of the respective collective bargaining agreement that applies to their employment. More information about the Grievance Process.
How do I file a grievance?
Contact your Union Representative.
What's the difference between being a union "member" and just being "represented?"
The basic differences have to do with the amount of money you pay to the union each month and whether or not you have a voice in union decisions. Union members pay dues to the union each month and vote in union decisions (i.e. - elect union officials, vote on wage proposals and other contract terms). Employees who are represented by a union but are not dues-paying members pay a monthly fee to the union for representing them (called “agency fees”) and, generally, cannot participate in union decisions.