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In accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws, Sections 8-17-310 et seq., the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education and Trident Technical College recognize the right of permanent covered employees to present complaints and grievances and to seek relief thereof without fear of restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination or retaliation.
The grievance procedure is informal in nature and does not become an adversary procedure until it reaches the State Employee Grievance Committee.
Classified employees and non-teaching faculty attain permanent status after satisfactorily completing an initial twelve (12) month probationary period. Teaching faculty personnel attain permanent status after satisfactorily completing an initial probationary period of two (2) full academic years.
Employees who are hired in temporary positions, either full-time or part-time, and those hired in permanent positions but who have not yet attained permanent status may seek redress of grievances arising only from acts of alleged discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.
Trident Technical College also provides permanent covered employees an opportunity to be heard concerning non-grievable complaints in a prompt, fair and judicious manner when the employee believes that he or she has been subjected to unfair, inequitable or derogatory treatment including faculty with academic complaints. Employees who believe they have been subjected to such treatment should follow the same timeline and procedure as if the matter was grievable and in accordance with Trident Technical College Procedure 8-11-1.
Employees, supervisors, or both may consult with the Human Resources Director on matters relating to grievances, non-grievable complaints or other concerns.
Updated July 27, 1999
Updated October 22, 2004
Updated August 28, 2009