Grievance Procedure

Non-probationary classified employees have the right to use the formal grievance procedure to resolve complaints or disputes about employment at the University.

  • A grievance must be initiated within 30 calendar days of the action being grieved.
  • A formal grievance should be the last step taken in trying to resolve a complaint.

Most employee concerns and complaints can be resolved informally through communication between you and your supervisor. ODU HR Employee Relations offers Conflict Resolution assistance as a resource to employees and supervisors.

Other informal grievance channels available to you include using the reporting line in your department, the DHRM Advice Line, DHRM Conflict Coaching, and DHRM Mediation.


Please contact the Employee Relations Team for help or more information about filing a grievance.