The University strives to be proactive in its attempts to resolve disputes regarding workplace issues. Employees are encouraged to discuss issues with their supervisors. Supervisors and administrators are encouraged to seek assistance from Human Resources to mutually determine options or to provide recommendations on resolving problems. Human Resources will assist administrators with interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and will provide guidance and representation on any grievances. Human Resources is also responsible for processing and monitoring grievance activity on the campus as well coordinating release time requests for campus union representatives and addressing information requests from the unions.

From time to time, training is provided for personnel regarding problem resolution, dealing with difficult people and other related topics. Represented employees may also refer to their respective collective bargaining agreements for specific guidelines on complaint or grievance matters.

Below is a list of the policies, procedures, and guidelines for complaints of employee, visitor, or contractor conduct believed to be in violation of our policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment or improper governmental activities and retaliation for opposing these activities. Human Resources, located in room 1804 of Lindero Hall, is responsible for the implementation of employee relations programs, policies and procedures. The individual responsible for program oversight and implementation is Angela Portillo, HR and Employee Relations Manager, located in Room 1804 of Lindero Hall. Please direct all claims against employees, visitors, vendors, or contractors to Human Resources at the locations specified above, or by calling them at 805-437-8490.

Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Programs in Employment:

Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation for Reporting Harassment or Participating in a Harassment Investigation:

Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Against Students:

Child Abuse, Neglect, and Reporting Act (CANRA):

Whistleblower Policy, Complaint Procedure, and Guidelines:

Drug-Free Workplace:

Relevant Documents:

Any questions regarding employee relations should be directed to:

Angela Portillo
HR and Employee Relations Manager
Phone: 805-437-8423
Fax: 805-437-8491

Questions regarding Employee Relations can be addressed to the HR Office by requesting a service ticket  or by phone at 805-437-8490

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