University Work Force Employees
Employees and faculty who are not covered by a collective bargaining unit may file a grievance in accordance with 6c6-2.029 - Grievance Process for Employees Not Covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Employees may grieve any condition affecting the employee that he/she believes substantially affects a term(s) and/or condition(s) of employment that is unjust; a non-disciplinary matter, University Rule or Policy that has been wrongfully applied or applied in a manner that violates the Rule or Policy; or a disciplinary action taken that is inappropriate.
Employees should review the grievance process for complete information on filing grievances.
Collective Bargaining Units
Three unions are in operation at UWF: AFSCME Operational Services Bargaining Unit, Florida Police Benevolent Association Law Enforcement Bargaining Unit, and the United Faculty of Florida Collective Bargaining Unit.
Employees represented by a collective bargaining unit have grievance rights that are outlined in their collective bargaining agreements. The Collective Bargaining Agreements are:
- AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement
- PBA Collective Bargaining Agreement
- UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement
Employment of Relatives
The employment of relatives is allowed where there is no conflict of interest and no direct supervisory responsibility between relatives. Employment of related persons, as defined below, in a single organizational unit or in a work-related organizational unit is permitted, provided that such employment shall not involve a conflict of interest, including, but not limited to, participation by the relative in making recommendations or decisions specifically affecting the appointment, retention, tenure, work assignments, evaluation, promotion, demotion or salary of the related person. Prior to the employment of relatives or a change in reporting structure of an existing employee which would result in a conflict of interest, the Provost/Vice President responsible for the organizational unit shall determine and document, in writing, a conflict management plan that eliminates the conflict, and then implement the plan. A relative includes the following family members: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandchild, or grandparent.
Outside Activity and Conflict of Interest Form
In general, employees of the University of West Florida are permitted to engage in outside activities. The University of West Florida Conflict of Interest Policy, AC-11.02-05/13, provides guidance to employees seeking to engage in outside activities. In accordance with the policy, employees are required to report their outside activities to the University and obtain approval to participate in these activities prior to engaging in them. Outside activities are those activities, whether compensated or not, which are not part of the employee’s assigned duties and for which the University has provided no compensation. Employees engaging in outside activities should complete the Conflict of Interest form.