The California Government Code grants to public employees the right to represent themselves individually in their employment activities, including grievances. Nothing in the MOU provisions is to be construed to abridge, limit, or restrict that right. A grievance is typically defined as a dispute regarding the interpretation or application of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Departmental rules or regulations governing personnel practices or working conditions.
The Labor Relations Office (LRO) is responsible for handling of all formal grievances that are filed pursuant to the grievance provisions contained in each applicable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). All formal grievances must be filed in writing with the Labor Relations Office within the timelines established by the applicable MOU whether IBEW Local 18 or Other DWP Bargaining Units. Refer to the applicable MOU for specific procedural details and requirements for the resolution of employee complaints regarding the interpretation or application of Memoranda of Understanding and/or Department rules and regulations governing personnel practices or working conditions. This policy does not apply to matters for which an administrative remedy is provided before the Civil Service Commission. A summary of the grievance procedure and related forms are provided below. Administrative Manual Section 70-01
Grievance Procedure Summary
Grievance Initiation Grievance Response Grievance Appeal