Labor Relations


Grievance Procedures

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.

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. This would include 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: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Florida Police Benevolent Association, and the United Faculty of Florida.

Employees represented by a collective bargaining unit have grievance rights that are outlined in their collective bargaining agreements. The Collective Bargaining Agreements are:

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. This includes, but is 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.