Providing timely disposition of Merit employee grievance and maintenance review classification appeals.
Merit Appeal Form for Employees Dismissed, Demoted or Suspended
In cases of termination/dismissal, demotion or suspension, appeals may be filed within 30 days of the action:
Merit Rule 12.9: Employees who have been dismissed, demoted or suspended may file an appeal directly with the DHR Secretary or the MERB within 30 days of such action. Alternatively, such employees may simultaneously file directly with the MERB and the DHR Secretary who must hear the appeal within 30 days. If the employee is not satisfied with the outcome at the Director’s level, then the appeal shall continue at the MERB.
DHR Grievance Form to file an initial Step 1 Grievance under Merit Rule 18.6 (for non-disciplinary matters, the grievance must be initiated within the agency on this form)
Merit Rule 18.6: Step 1: Grievants shall file, within 14 calendar days of the date of the grievance matter or the date they could reasonably be expected to have knowledge of the grievance matter, a written grievance which details the complaint and relief sought with their immediate supervisor. The following shall occur within 14 calendar days of receipt of the grievance: the parties shall meet and discuss the grievance and the Step 1 supervisor shall issue a written response.
Merit Rule Appeal to the MERB (for non-disciplinary appeals) after a Step 3 decision is received
After receipt of a Step 3 decision, an appeal may be filed with MERB within 20 days using this form:
Merit Rule 18.9: If the grievance has not been settled, the grievant may present, within 20 calendar days of receipt of the Step 3 decision or of the date of the informal meeting, whichever is later, a written appeal to the Merit Employee Relations Board (MERB) for final disposition according to 29 Del.C. 5931 and MERB procedures.