Internal Complaint Processes

Grievance Process IconThe George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, harassment-free, and diverse work environment. The university does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of protected characteristics, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law in any of its programs or activities.

The Complaint Process

The complaint process is intended to provide an internal mechanism for considering employee grievances. 

If staff members believe they have been treated unfairly in relation to performance, discipline, or any other terms and conditions of employment, they may follow the complaint processes outlined on the Internal Complaint Processes page. The first step in this process is contacting their HR representative. HR representatives and EEO/ER Office investigators work to ensure compliance with GW’s Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Anti-Harassment Policy.

The university encourages all individuals to report a potential violation of the university’s policy to the EEO/ER Office in person, by telephone, or by email.

Manager Responsibilities

Managers should ensure that they create a fair working environment. If you have questions regarding fair work practices or any federal or university policies relating to performance, discipline, or any other terms and conditions of employment, please contact your HR representative or the EEO/ER office.