Complaint Resolution Procedures
When a report of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation is received, the report will be referred to the appropriate College official for investigation and resolution as set forth in this policy, depending on the nature of the complaint and status of the parties. The College strives to resolve complaints of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation within 60 days of a report. If, based on the complexity of the complaint, time to resolution will exceed 60 days, the reasons will be communicated to the complainant and the respondent.
If any person involved in investigating or resolving reports of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under this section determines that they cannot apply them fairly because of a conflict of interest, another individual will be designated to fulfill their responsibilities.
The College will not delay its investigation of discrimination complaints, even if an outside entity or law enforcement agency is investigating a complaint involving the same facts and allegations, and the College will not wait for the conclusion or outcome of a criminal investigation or proceeding to begin an investigation required by this grievance procedure.
The complete Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Complaint Resolution Procedures may be found on our Online Policy Library at the following: http://ccis.edu/policies/non-discrimination-equal-opportunity.aspx.