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Grievance and Peer Advisor Policy - Staff (Non-Represented)

The UVM Peer Advisors are a group of staff members who have been trained to support UVM employees in a variety of situations. They are available to partner with you to assess a situation, help prepare a grievance, practice difficult conversations, attend meetings with you as a support, help you locate resources, and generally lend a friendly ear.

Before requesting a Peer Advisor, please consult the UVM Grievance and Peer Advisor Policy for full details on what the Peer Advisors can (and can’t) do for you.

Peer Advisors are coordinated and assigned through the Staff Council Office. This is to prevent any one Peer Advisor from getting overwhelmed - as Peer Advisors are regular employees who serve on a volunteer basis, we strive to assign them only one case at a time. If you’re a non-represented staff member and you feel a Peer Advisor might be helpful for your situation, here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Get in touch with the Staff Council Office at staff.council@uvm.edu or 802-656-4493. We’ll ask for a brief overview of what’s going on and what your needs are.
  2. We’ll match you with a Peer Advisor, who will get in touch with you directly to arrange a meeting. The Staff Council Office staff will continue to be available to support you and your Peer Advisor with any information you might need.
  3. When you conclude your “case,” you’ll be asked to fill out a brief feedback form about your experience. There is no obligation to do this, but it will help us continue to improve the program and the services we provide.

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Advisor, we currently have 1 open slot! Please review the Grievance and Peer Advisor Policy to see if you’re eligible for service and email us for an application form.

 

Last modified February 24 2017 02:12 PM