§ 2-212.03. General provisions.  

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  • (a) Attorneys will not be allowed to participate in the meetings without permission of the city manager unless in a particular case the law requires it. However, an employee may be represented by a fellow employee or other representative if he wishes.

    (b) The time limits of this grievance procedure may be extended for reasons considered appropriate by the human resources director. Failure of an employee to file a grievance or an appeal in a timely fashion will constitute an automatic abandonment of the grievance unless he has obtained an extension in advance.

    (c) Grievance forms are available from the departmental administrative assistant or from HR, HR is available to assist employees in completing the written grievance forms and in processing the grievance through the various steps of the procedure.

    (d) In the event the department head does not respond in writing within the time provided in section 2-212.01, Step 1(3) above, the response will be automatically deemed a denial of the grievance on the sixth day and the time for appealing to Step 2 shall begin.

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 1, 6-19-01)