*Please read and sign this form before completing an Internal Assembly Grievance. If you are still inclined to submit a grievance, please include this signed information sheet with your grievance.
Dictionary Definition of grievance
1: a cause of distress (such as an unsatisfactory working condition) felt to afford reason for complaint or resistance
“Her chief grievance was the sexual harassment by her boss.”
2: the formal expression of a grievance: COMPLAINT
“…filed a grievance against her employer…
A Grievance is not:
an ax to grind: A private or selfish motive, a personal stake; a grievance or complaint, especially a chronic one.
a bone to pick: A complaint or grievance; a point of disagreement or a difference to settle.
Every Assembly will have disagreements or conflicts of interest. As respected sovereigns, we ask that you attempt to resolve the matter between yourselves first. Understanding the differences in how we handle these obstacles will help keep peace in our PA Assembly which will allow us to be truly productive. We have aligned our policy with the GIA Grievance Policy.
NOT A GRIEVANCE
Not getting your way is not a grievance
Not getting a position you want is not a grievance
Not liking the way someone thinks is not a grievance
Not liking someone personally is not a basis for a grievance
Not having your ideas used is not a basis for a grievance
Missing a meeting because of personal needs is not a basis for a grievance
more…(you get the idea).
IS A BASIS FOR A GRIEVANCE
Violating the Resolution of One Accord
Violating the Membership Agreement
Violating the Bylaws
Violating the Code of Conduct
Failure to disclose a conflict of interest
Criminal Behavior of any kind
Failure to follow the Grievance Procedures
Not performing and being responsible for your official responsibilities in the Assembly
Slander (with documentation), Defamation of Character, Libelous behavior (with documentation.