Employee Relations provides support for both
employees and management through neutral and unbiased information, feedback, and guidance
regarding workplace concerns and disciplinary issues.
If you need information or assistance, contact Employee Relations at 464-3506.
Informal mediation may be requested at any stage of the grievance process, but must be agreed to by both parties. Use the Mediation Request Form.
- Talk with your supervisor to attempt to resolve the issue.
- Step 1: Submit a written grievance to the department head on the required Grievance Form within the required 15 calendar days of becoming aware of the issue.
- Step 2: Request an Informal Grievance Committee hearing if eligible.
- Step 3: Request a Unified Personnel Board appeal if eligible.
- For complete information, see:
Employee Advocate Assistance
- An employee who initiates a grievance may need someone to help them present their viewpoint.
- Employee Advisory Council (EAC) Advocates have volunteered to provide assistance to fellow employees for grievances or disciplinary hearings.
- To request an EAC advocate, call Human Resources at (727) 464-3506.
- Dismissals are not subject to grievance. Dismissals of regular status employees may be appealed directly to the Unified Personnel Board by filing a written notice of appeal with the Director of Human Resources within 15 calendar days from the notice of the dismissal.
- An employee serving the initial probationary period (normally one year) may not appeal a dismissal.
- The Personnel Board members who will hear the appeal are citizens who are appointed and are not employed by Pinellas County Government.
- See Personnel Board Appeal Procedures.
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