Virginia Grievance Procedure
The Commonwealth of Virginia has established a dispute resolution policy and grievance procedure for qualified state employees, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management - Office of Employment Dispute Resolution. Certain probationary, non-classified and executive personnel may be exempt from the policy.
Appeals and Judicial Review
Parties can request administrative review by the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management for the purpose of determining whether a Hearing Officer decision is consistent with state policy or whether there were any violations of the hearing procedure.
Parties also can appeal within 30 days to Circuit Court on the grounds that a Hearing Officer decision is contradictory to law.