After a grievance has been submitted to Step 4, either the grievant or the agency may choose to request a resolution conference, thereby mandating both parties' participation. A resolution conference is an informal meeting between the parties with the assistance of a neutral facilitator, provided by the Division of Human Resource Management, who is not affiliated with either of the parties.
resolution conference can…
- Promote communication between the employee and management;
- Strengthen working relationships;
- Offer enlightenment on what is taking place in the workplace; and
- Provide an additional opportunity for a grievance issue to be discussed and for possible solutions to be considered.
A resolution conference
can be requested up to 15 working days prior to a scheduled meeting of the Employee-Management
Committee by contacting the Resolution Conference Coordinator.