Poorly filled-out grievance forms could see documents being returned - PSLRB
The Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) sent out a communiqué this week that could see poorly filled-out grievance forms being returned to grievors.
The PSRLB explained that it quite often receives referrals to adjudication based on handwritten grievance forms. The forms are not always easily readable or they are simply incomplete.
This problem has presented many challenges to the staff of Registry Operations and Policy Directorate, who are struggling to input correct information that, either is not there (address, work location or postal code), or is not readable (grievor's name).
The PSLRB has now decided to enforce section 100 of the Public Service Labour Relations Board Regulations, which stipulates that:
"100. (1) The Chairperson or an adjudicator may, on his or her own initiative or at the request of a party or an intervenor, in a proceeding before the Chairperson or the adjudicator, as the case may be, request that information contained in any document filed by another party or any other intervenor be made more complete or specific ."
USGE is strongly recommending to our members that all efforts be made to remit electronic grievance forms so that proper processing of grievances and referrals may be ensured. If members cannot use the electronic forms, we strongly urge you to be careful when filling them out by hand. Your local USGE representative is able to help with any questions or concerns you might have.
The PSRLB Forms 20 and 21, as well as a generic grievance form, are available by clicking on the links below.