West Virginia State Code Section 29-6A governed statutory grievances for public higher education employees through June 30, 2007. On July 1, 2007, the governing State Code section shifted to West Virginia State Code Section 6C-2.  Presented below is information and resources related to the grievance process as effective July 1, 2007.

Grievance Process in Effect July 1, 2007:

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The West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board provides a web site that contains information and forms related to the statutory grievance process.  The Board’s web site can be reached at:
http://pegboard.state.wv.us/ .

The new grievance process for state employees including public higher education employees became  effective on July 1, 2007.  The governing sections of the West Virginia State Code are Section 6C-2 and Section 6C-3.  These may be viewed by clicking the following link to the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board web site:
http://pegboard.state.wv.us/Forms/Grievance_Form.pdf .

A chart showing the timelines for the various levels of grievances under the new process may be viewed by clicking HERE.  (Please note that this chart was produced by Human Resource Services and may be modified or superseded at a later date by a chart produced by the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board.  In such event, the Board’s chart will be made available on this website.)

The Public Employees Grievance Board has posted on its web site several forms related to the grievance process.  These include the following:

Form for initial filing of grievance at Level One – Hearing or Conference by the Chief Administrator:
http://pegboard.state.wv.us/Forms/Grievance_Form.pdf .

Form for filing appeal to Level Two – Mediation, Private Mediation, Mediation/Arbitration:
http://pegboard.state.wv.us/Forms/Grievance_Form.pdf .

Agreement form with regard to Mediation/Arbitration:
http://pegboard.state.wv.us/Forms/Mediation_Agreement_Form.pdf .

Agreement form with regard to Private Mediation:
http://pegboard.state.wv.us/Forms/Mediation_Agreement_Form.pdf .

Form for filing appeal to Level Three – Administrative Hearing:
http://pegboard.state.wv.us/Forms/Grievance_Form.pdf .

The statutory grievance process operates along a timeline as discussed in the timeline chart described above.  From time to time, it may be necessary or desirable through agreement of the parties to waive the timeline for some step in the grievance process.  For such situations, a Waiver of Timeline Form (On/After 07/01/07) will be available shortly through a link from this page to the forms page.  Please bookmark this page and return to it later.  Information will be posted in the future about how to locate the Waiver of Timeline Form.

The President of Marshall University has designated the Director, Human Resource Services, to be the individual and office responsible for receiving grievances.  Therefore, individuals wishing to file an initial grievance after July 1, 2007 are asked to complete the grievance form for Level One described above and submit it to the Director, Human Resource Services, Marshall University, 207 Old Main, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, West Virginia 25755.  Grievants at Level One indicate a choice on their grievance form as to whether they wish to be provided with a conference or a hearing.  Additionally the grievant filing at Level One is required to simultaneously file a copy of his/her grievance with the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board, 1596 Kanawha Boulevard, E. Charleston, WV 25311 (304) 558-3361, Toll-Free (866) 747-6743, Fax (304) 558-1106,
E-mail:wvgb@wv.gov