There are two different processes available to faculty depending on the circumstance. One is reconsideration and the other is grievance.

Reconsideration

Reconsideration Process Flowchart (evaluation or denial of salary increase)
Reconsideration Process Flowchart (tenure, promotion or reappointment)

Reconsideration is a formal written request for administrative review of certain decisions as specified in UNR Bylaws 3.2.4 and provided in the following sections. If an administrative decision is subject to a grievance, a request for reconsideration may be the first step of desired action, prior to initiating the grievance process, though it is not required.  Reconsideration may be the only process one invokes and does not have to lead to a formal grievance process.  Not all issues that can be reconsidered can be grieved. It is advisable to contact the Faculty Senate office prior to initiating the reconsideration process.

Issues that are subject to a request for reconsideration include:

Many other decisions are NOT eligible for reconsideration, such as:

The reconsideration process and deadlines are found in UNR Bylaws 3.2.4 and a condensed guide is provided in these flowcharts:

Reconsideration Process Flowchart (evaluation or denial of salary increase)
Reconsideration Process Flowchart (tenure, promotion or reappointment)

 

Grievance

As defined by NSHE Code 5.7.2 a grievance is an act or omission to act by the respective administrations of the System institutions, allegedly resulting in an adverse impact on the employment conditions of a faculty member relating to promotion, appointment with tenure or other aspects of contractual status, or relating to alleged violations of the NSHE Code or University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws. 

Grievance Process Flowchart

Filing a grievance initiates a formal hearing process to review a decision.  The grievance is reviewed by a committee of faculty members in a formal hearing.  The committee then makes a recommendation to the President, who makes the final decision.

It is important to understand that grievance can be a difficult and sometimes adversarial process. Prior to filing for grievance, a faculty member should consider seeking informal resolution or reconsideration.

The Faculty Senate office is reponsible for facilitating the grievance process and is available to answer questions regarding the process.

Decisions that are subject to a request for grievance include:

Many decisions are NOT eligible for grievance, such as:

The grievance process and deadlines are found in UNR Bylaws 3.2.4 and a condensed guide is provided in this flowchart. 

Grievance Process Flowchart