Applies to office/service and managerial/professional employees at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) who have successfully completed their six (6) month post-hire probationary period.

Policy Statement

Read the policy (RP - 3.3.4 Grievance Policy - General Nonacademic, p.106)

Reason for Policy

To allow employees to voice their complaints in a constructive way. Employees should be able to follow a fair grievance procedure to be heard and avoid conflicts.

The university encourages employees to communicate their grievances. That way we can foster a supportive and pleasant workplace for everyone and ensure that each employee of the University of Nebraska receives fair and equitable treatment.


Read the policy (RP - 3.3.4 Grievance Policy - General Nonacademic, p.106)


Grievance Committee — Standing committee consisting of twelve UNL employees who are appointed by the chancellor for three-year terms to serve on Grievance Panels on a rotating selection basis.

Grievance Panel — A three-member panel from the Grievance Committee to hear a work-related employee grievance and to recommend to the chancellor for its disposition.

Related Information

Resignation and Dismissal policy

Conduct, Corrective Action, and Dismissal for Cause policy

University of Nebraska-Lincoln employees may direct any questions or requests for further information to the Employee Relations office within the Department of Human Resources at 402-472-3101.