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UT Dallas - Human Resources

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Employee Rights

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action University. As such, every employee of UT Dallas should expect to be treated fairly and with dignity and respect. In addition, every employee should understand their responsibility to treat others in the same manner.

Grievance Process

Under the University's Grievance policy, employees have the right to register a complaint or file a grievance related to wages, hours of work, working conditions, performance evaluations, merit raises, job assignments, reprimands, and the interpretation or application of a rule, regulation or policy. For specifics on the nature, format and procedures to follow, please consult the Grievance policy PDF. The grievance is fundamentally a departmental process. As such, Human Resources does not administer the grievance process. We are, however available to consult with employees in reviewing options, alternatives and procedures related to the grievance process at UT Dallas.

A student, faculty, or staff member who retaliates in any way against an individual who has brought a grievance pursuant to this policy or who has participated in good faith in preparing, presenting or investigating a grievance, is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University.

Appealing a Dismissal, Demotion or Suspension without Pay

University policy also provides certain employees the right to appeal disciplinary actions involving dismissal, demotion or suspension without pay. The Discipline and Dismissal policy PDF provides specific steps for employees who are subject to one of these personnel actions to appeal the process. Employees should review the policy and the Dismissal PDF section of the Employee Relations web page for more information. University policy specifies that not all positions at UT Dallas have access to this provision of the policy. Consult the policy (section II) to review the scope and limitations of this policy provision.

Contact Us

The University is committed to equitable treatment of all employees. Employees who have questions or concerns about their rights, the scope of these policies, or the procedures to follow are encouraged to contact the Employee Relations staff of the Office of Human Resources. Click on the above link to view a list of Employee Relations staff that can assist you.

UTD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University