Suspension, Demotion and Termination Appeal - Form of Appeal Policy 416.02

Johnson County Community College
Series: 400 Personnel
Section: Employee Complaints and Discipline

Unless otherwise provided, an employee shall have the right to appeal this decision. An appeal shall be made by delivery of a written appeal to the president and to the secretary of the board within ten (10) working days of the notification of demotion, suspension or termination.

The notice of appeal shall contain the employee's name and the determination under appeal. The notice shall also contain a general statement of the employee's grounds of defense or reasons for the appeal. The notice shall further stipulate whether the employee requests an open public hearing or a closed hearing. The board may, at its sole discretion, close the hearing even if the employee request an open hearing. The board may, at its sole discretion, refer the matter to a hearing officer, specially appointed by the board to hear the matter and report to it of his or her findings or report or recommendation. Such hearing officer shall be of the board's sole choosing. Such report may be in writing or orally presented, provided however, the employee shall be entitled to a copy of the hearing officer's report or be present in person and represented by counsel if presented orally. The board reserves the right to adopt such other procedures it determines necessary if a hearing officer is appointed. In the event a hearing officer is appointed, his or her report or findings will be presented to the board and no further hearing need be held.

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