Postdoctoral Complaint Policy
Any alleged violation of the standards of appropriate behavior should be handled in the following manner:
1. First, every attempt should be made to resolve the matter directly with the other party.
2. If further action is required, the Postdoctoral Fellow may file a formal report with the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education or contact the Ombuds Office for further assistance.
3. Postdoctoral Fellow grievant must provide a written statement of facts to support the charge to the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education no later than 30 days after the Associate Dean has been verbally notified of a complaint.
The Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education will provide a copy of the written report to all individuals involved and will investigate the situation resulting in one of the following actions:
a. The matter may be dismissed as groundless;
b. A solution will be proposed to the parties;
c. The matter may be referred to another administrative authority; e.g., Medical College Office of Human Resources, Office of Compliance, Office of Faculty Affairs or the personnel office of an affiliate of the Medical College.
4. Upon satisfactory resolution of a complaint, the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education will provide a summary letter to the all parties involved. If the subject of a complaint is the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education the matter may be handled by the Dean of the Graduate School using the process described above.
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Human Resources Policies & Procedures, Policy No. 3.12.