Revised Discrimination Complaint Procedures

The State University of New York is required by federal law to have an internal grievance procedure for the review of allegations of discrimination. The university-wide grievance procedure was adopted by SUNY in 1977 and revised in 2003. SUNY Counsel’s Office has provided an important clarification to the 2003 procedures regarding the dissemination of the Tripartite Panel’s report/form or summary of findings and recommendations. According to the revision, when the Tripartite Panel submits the summary of its findings and the panel’s recommendations to the president, the panel will also send, concurrently, copies of both the summary of its findings and recommendation to the complainant and respondent. Section B Part 10 of the complaint procedure has now been revised to reflect this important clarification.

The full text of the revised SUNY Discrimination Complaint Procedures is available at www.buffalostate.edu/equity/x751.xml.