With a community comprised of people with different life experiences, values, thoughts and ideas about how to do things, differences of opinion can arise. If you have a problem, concern or complaint related to work or the work environment the University has grievance procedures to assist you resolve those concerns.
Employee grievance procedures are prescribed by the relevant industrial agreement as follows:
• Academic Staff
• General Staff
Complaints about management decisions, breaches of policy or employment conditions which do not involve industrial disputes or complaints of harassment or discrimination
Employees are encouraged to resolve work related concerns or disagreements at the lowest possible operational level fairly, sensitively and promptly. For more information about the University's grievance process refer to the Grievance Resolution Policy.
Grievance Guidelines have been developed to provide more detailed advice on the grievance resolution process and provide answers to frequently asked questions.
If you wish to lodge a formal grievance complete a Staff Grievance Registration Form.
Complaints regarding discrimination, harassment or bullying
For more information about grievances that relate to discrimination, harassment or bullying, refer to the University’s Preventing Harassment Bullying and Discrimination Policy and Flowchart of the Complaint Process.
Complaints regarding fraudulent behaviour and corruption
The University’s Anti Fraud and Corruption Policy is located at the following web address.
Anti Fraud and Corruption Policy
Complaints regarding corrupt conduct or other misconduct, including mismanagement of public resources in the exercise of the public functions of the University and its officers, staff and contractors may be considered a public interest disclosure. Relevant complaint procedures are prescribed by the Public Interest Disclosure Act (WA) 2003.
For more information regarding a Public Interest Disclosure refer to the University’s complaint procedures at the following web address.
Employees with grievances or allegations of corruption have the right to approach, at any time, external bodies such as the:
- Equal Opportunity Commission,
- Australian Human Rights Commission,
- Corruption and Crime Commission,
- Police; and
- Auditor General.
Further information about the role of external bodies is provided in the relevant documents outlined above.
Need assistance, advice or support?
If you have a problem, concern or complaint related to work or the work environment, you may seek confidential advice from: