Grievance Committee Responsibilities
The Council shall establish a Grievance Committee which shall consider and take action regarding grievances related to the priority setting process, including the needs assessment process, the comprehensive planning process, the allocation of funds to service categories, compliance with the nominations process and issues of conflict of interest. The committee shall consider such other matters, as the co-chairs of the Council shall refer to it.
- The Grievance Committee shall consist of five persons selected as follows: three members elected by the Council for a term of one year, one of whom shall be an HIV positive member of the Council; the co-chairs of the Council, and; a sixth person selected by the other five members of the committee. This person must be a member of the Council who is a chair of a standing committee who, in the opinion of the other five members, has the most knowledge of the subject of the specific grievance to be heard. The sixth member is appointed to the Grievance Committee only for the purpose of hearing a specific pending grievance.
- The three elected members and the two co-chairs shall select a committee chair from among the three elected members.
- The committee has the authority to act on behalf of the Council and to bind the Council for the resolution of a grievance.
- At least three of the six members of the committee must be present to constitute a quorum. The committee shall try, to the extent possible, to act by consensus. In the event a consensus is not possible, the committee shall act by a majority vote of those present.
- The committee shall report to the Council regarding any grievances filed, the status of any pending grievances, and its actions with regard to grievances heard.
- The Grievance Committee and the Council shall comply with the Grievance and Dispute Resolution Policy.