Agency Head. If the grievance is not resolved at step 1, the employee or Union may appeal the grievance in writing to the Agency Head or designee within fifteen (15) calendar days after the response is required from step 1. The Agency Head or designee shall respond within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of receipt of the grievance.
Agency Head. If the grievance is still unresolved, it shall be presented by the Union to the Agency Head or his/her designee in writing within fifteen (15) working days after receipt of the Step 2 response or after the Step 2 response is due, whichever is earliest, or within fifteen (15) working days after the Step 1 response, or after the Step 1 response is due, if Step 2 is not applicable. It is agreed that appeals postmarked within the fifteen (15) working days time limit are timely. A copy of said grievance shall also be sent by the local Union to the Union’s Step 3 representative. A grievance will not appear on the third level agenda unless a signed and dated grievance has been presented to the Agency Head or designee. For the Departments of DCFS and Revenue, the Union shall be represented by a committee in each agency, made up of Union staff and four (4) bargaining unit members. For the Department of Human Services, the Union shall be represented by a committee made up of Union staff and seven (7) bargaining unit members. For the Department of Corrections, the Union shall be represented by a committee made up of Union staff and five (5) bargaining unit members. For all other Departments, the Union shall be represented by Union staff and a total of six (6) bargaining unit members representing all other Agencies. Each agency shall be represented by the agency head or his/her designee. Agency level grievance meetings shall be convened monthly at a time and place of mutual agreement. The duration of the meeting shall be dictated by the number of grievances pending, but shall be no more than five (5) days per month. After a grievance has been discussed at a Step 3 meeting either party may place the grievance on hold status. There shall only be one hold per grievance and any deviation from same shall be on a case by case basis, following mutual consultation and agreement. If the grievance has been resolved or denied, the parties shall sign the resolution within ten (10) working days. Attendance at such meetings shall be without loss of pay subject to reasonable attendance requirements. The bargaining unit members of the Committee shall be paid for one-half day travel, if they are traveling from the Chicago area to the Springfield area or equivalent of same. The Committee members will be in paid status the remainder of the work day while and if in preparation for the scheduled grievance meeting. Management reserves the right to verify the use of time for travel and prep...
Agency Head. Within fourteen (14) calendar days after the date of the Manager’s answer or the date the answer was due, whichever is earlier, the grievance may be filed with the Agency Head or Designee, who will meet with the grievant within ten (10) calendar days after receipt of the grievance. The grievance shall be answered in writing within seven (7) calendar days of such meeting.
Agency Head. In the case of a complaint of illegal discrimination, the employee has the option of discussing it with a member of the Department/ Agency Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Committee or the Department/Agency Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator or the County Equal Opportunity Officer.