MPP Reconsideration Policy

Reviewed By: Administrative Council on February 10, 2014
Approved By: President Morales on February 10, 2014
Reviewed By: Administrative Council
Approved By: President Morales
Reviewed By: Administrative Council on October 31, 2016
Approved By: President Morales on October 31, 2016
Reviewed By: Administrative Council on May 22, 2017
Approved By: Tomas D. Morales on May 22, 2017

Source / Authority

FOR INTERPRETATION OF THIS POLICY, PLEASE CONTACT:

Human Resources, (909) 537-5138

 

Purpose

The following procedure shall be utilized by an employee of California State University, San Bernardino who is a member of the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) at the California State University (CSU) who requests reconsideration of personnel decisions that are adverse to the employee, including those relating to retention, evaluation, promotion, demotion, assignment, reassignment and/or hours of work.  It is the policy of California State University, San Bernardino to encourage discussion and seek resolution of such requests.

This procedure provides for two stages of review.  The initial review consists of a meeting between the employee and his/her supervisor.   In cases involving non-retention or demotion, the employee may initiate the reconsideration request with the campus Human Resources (HR) department rather than his or her immediate supervisor.  The supervisor (or HR representative) and employee shall meet to discuss the matter. 

Meetings and communications (including written responses) to the employee seeking reconsideration of a personnel action must be completed in a timely manner.  The request for reconsideration must be initiated by the employee within 14 calendar days of the decision giving rise to the request.  The employee’s request must be made by the employee in writing to his/her supervisor (or in the case of non-retention or demotion, it may be made to the campus HR department) seeking to arrange an appointment.  

Policy

REVIEWS

First Level

After receipt of the written request for the meeting, the immediate supervisor (or HR representative) will schedule a meeting with the employee at a mutually convenient time to discuss the personnel decision. The supervisor (or HR representative) will document the results of this meeting and provide the employee with a written decision in response to the request for reconsideration. If the employee refuses or fails to meet with the supervisor/HR representative, the supervisor/HR representative will provide a response based on the record.

Second Level

If the matter is not resolved by the First Level review, the employee may notify the President or designee in writing describing the nature of the reconsideration request and the results of the initial meeting and response.  The employee’s notification to the President or designee must be made within 7 days after receipt of the written response from the First Level review.  The President or his/her designee  shall schedule a meeting with the employee at a mutually convenient time  to discuss the request. Following this meeting, the President or his/her designee shall render a written decision to the employee. If the employee refuses or fails to meet with the President or designee, the President/designee will provide a decision based on the record.  The decision of the President or his/her designee shall be final.