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Suspension, Demotion and Termination Appeal Operating Procedure 416.02
Johnson County Community College
Series: 400 Personnel
Section: Employee Complaints and Discipline

Cross Reference: Suspension, Demotion and Termination Appeal Policy 416.01

Applicability: These procedures will apply to appeals filed in accordance with the Suspension, Demotion and Termination Appeal Policy.

Procedures for Reviewing an Appeal:

The Vice President over Human Resources may, in his/her sole discretion, decide to serve as the Reviewing Officer for the appeal or designate a Reviewing Officer (who may be external or an employee of the College), to review the matter and report his/her findings to the Vice President.

The Reviewing Officer will be provided with copies of relevant documentation including the written appeal and the notice of suspension, demotion or termination. The Reviewing Officer will review the documents, interview the appealing party, if necessary, and complete any other interviews (such as Human Resources personnel and/or the employee’s supervisor(s)) as may be necessary to make a determination. The Reviewing Officer shall complete the review within fourteen (14) days. If additional time is needed to complete this review, the Reviewing Officer shall notify the Vice President and appealing party that the review has been delayed, and indicate the reasons for the delay.

The Reviewing Officer shall provide a report to the Vice President with his/her factual findings. The Vice President shall consider this report and make a determination regarding whether the recommendation for suspension, demotion or termination will stand and if additional action is necessary (such as providing reinstatement or back pay). The Vice President shall inform the appealing party of the outcome of the review. The decision of the Vice President will be final.

Notices: When notice is required to be given to the appealing employee under these procedures, it shall be sufficient if delivered in person or if mailed by certified mail, postage prepaid, to the employee's last known address as recorded in the official personnel records of the employee.

Signature on File in Policy Office

Date of Adoption: 04/20/2017 (Portions retained/updated from original Suspension, Demotion and Termination Appeal Policies: Form of Appeal Policy 416.02, Hearing Policy 416.03, Reinstatement Compensation Policy 416.04 and Notices Policy 416.05)