Complaint Resolution

The University of Washington encourages prompt resolution of complaints about the behavior of its employees, as referenced in UW Administrative Policy Statement (APS) 46.3. Employees may seek resolution assistance regarding behaviors that include but are not restricted to:

  • Harassing, discriminatory or threatening behavior
  • Violation of University policy
  • Mistreatment of members of the public

Determining a Course of Action

When receiving a complaint from or against faculty, administrators should consider the goals of the complainant and the unit to determine a course of action. Options may include:

Local Resolution

The goal of local resolution is to address and resolve problems as quickly and directly as possible, and to stop any inappropriate behavior that may be taking place. Local resolution generally involves a discussion of the faculty members’ concerns with the chair/director, unit administrator, or a representative from the dean/chancellor’s office. These are the people who may be closest to the issue and who are able to most quickly take any corrective measures that may be necessary. Local resolution may include a fact-finding investigation, the results of which will be reviewed with the individual raising the concern.

Safe Campus

If you have concerns about situations that could become violent, please contact Safe Campus at 206-685-SAFE

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