Answer. Within twenty (20) days after receipt of the Complaint, each respondent shall serve on the BCBSA and on the complaining party (or parties) and on the Chairman of the Mediation Committee;
Answer. Upon receipt of a grievance, as a result of the failure to meet the time limits by the agency, OCB shall schedule a meeting with the Uniserv Consultant and/or a Site Representative within thirty (30) days of receipt of a grievance appeal in an attempt to resolve the grievance unless the parties mutually agree otherwise. Within thirty-five (35) days of the OCB meeting. OCB shall provide a written response which may grant, modify or deny the remedy being sought by the Union. The response will include the rationale upon which the decision is rendered and will be forwarded to the Grievant, the Association’s Step Three (3) representative’s who attend the meeting and the Association’s Grievance chair. If the Association is not satisfied with the answer at Step Three (3) or the OCB response at Step Four (4) ( except in the case of an oral or written reprimand), it may submit the grievance to arbitration, by serving written notice of its desire to do so (including a copy of the grievance) by U.S. Mail. The notice shall be presented to the Deputy Director of the Office of Collective Bargaining, with a copy sent to the Agency Head/Director or designee. This notice shall be mailed within fifteen (15) days after the receipt of the decision at Step Three (3) or the date such answer was due, whichever is earlier. The mailing of a letter requesting a grievance appeal shall constitute a timely appeal, if it is postmarked within the appeal period. Envelopes lacking a legible postmark shall be assumed to have been mailed three (3) days prior to their receipt.
Answer. The respondent shall serve a written reply upon the complainant within twenty (20) days from the date of service of the Notice to Arbitrate, with copies to the C.F.L.P.A., C.F.L.P.R.C. and C.F.L. The reply to the Notice to Arbitrate shall set out the position of the respondent and may include a counterclaim by the respondent. The reply to the Notice to Arbitrate shall also set out fifteen (15) dates within the next ensuing 60 day period, six (6) of which shall be Saturdays or Sundays, and none of which shall fall upon a date that any Player involved in the grievance is participating in a game, in the event that the said Player involved in the grievance is still active as a Player in professional football. The Arbitrator shall thereafter in consultation with the complainant set a date that the hearing shall take place and notify the complainant and respondent of the date. If no reply is served by the respondent within the time parameters set out herein, the Arbitrator appointed shall render a decision which shall be the granting of all relief claimed in the Notice to Arbitrate, and such decision shall be final and binding upon both the complainant and the respondent.
Answer. Grievance settlements with unrepresented grievants shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Agreement. When the Union through its designated representative accepts a written grievance settlement offer, processing the grievance shall end. No grievance settlement may be offered to a grievant unless the designated Union Representative is present. The Union may initiate a grievance alleging a violation in the application or interpretation of this Agreement. Any resolution of a grievance prior to arbitration shall be without precedent unless otherwise agreed by the Union and the Employer. There shall be no appeal beyond Step Three (3) on initial probationary service ratings or dismissals of initial probationary employees which occur during or upon completion of the probationary period, except that grievances alleging prohibited discrimination against a probationary employee may be appealed by the Union to Step Four (4). Annual ratings are not appealable beyond Step Three (3). Counseling memoranda and reprimands are not appealable beyond Step Three (3). The Union, the designated Union Representative(s), and the grievant(s) shall receive notice of the time and place of the mutually agreed upon grievance conferences, and shall have the right to appear and present the Union’s position at such conferences (subject to limitations specified in Section 3 of this Article regarding group grievances and in Section 7 regarding the appearance of the grievant at Step Three (3)). At Step Three (3), scheduling notices shall be issued at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the grievance conference date. The Employer need not notify the grievant if the Union has exercised its right to waive the grievant’s attendance at the Step Three (3) conference and has so notified the Employer.
Answer. Any grievance not answered within the specified time limit may be immediately taken to the next higher step of the grievance procedure.
Answer. Answer" means a concise response outlining the Appointing Authority's position on the 17 grievance.
Answer. The appeal to arbitration will consist of a written notice to the Office of the State Employer and the affected Department. Within ten (10) weekdays of the receipt of the Union’s notice, the Office of the State Employer shall request arbitration in accordance with the procedures specified herein. Within thirty days after approval of this Agreement the Union and the Office of the State Employer shall simultaneously exchange the names of eight (8) labor arbitrators (who are members of the National Academy of Arbitrators, or on the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service or Michigan Employee Relations Commission Rolls). Each party shall then have the right to strike five names from the other party’s list. The remaining names shall be the pool of arbitrators to be used for all grievances. Any arbitrator nominated by both parties shall serve on the panel. Should a selected arbitrator decline to serve on the panel, the party proposing the name may submit another name of an arbitrator to be considered by the other party. Once the panel is established the names will be listed in alphabetical order. Assignments shall be in a rotational order. The Office of the State Employer shall provide copies of the request for arbitration to the affected Department and the Union. Each request for arbitration shall require that the Arbitrator schedule and hold the hearing within sixty (60) calendar days of receipt of the request for arbitration. The parties shall set aside normal business in order to schedule and hold the hearing within this time frame. By mutual written agreement, the parties may waive the sixty (60) calendar day time limit. Upon receipt of notice from the Arbitrator that the sixty (60) calendar day time limit cannot be met, the Office of the State Employer shall send a second request for arbitration to the next Arbitrator on the list. The Arbitrator will conduct the hearing in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures of the Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), except as otherwise provided for in this Agreement The Arbitrator’s authority will be confined to the specific written provisions of this Agreement. The Arbitrator shall have no authority to add to, subtract from, modify, ignore, or otherwise amend any term of this Agreement and Civil Service Rules or Regulations. The authority of the Arbitrator shall remain subject to and subordinate to the limitations and restrict...