HISD Grievance Policy

Informal Attempt to Resolve the Issue

Employees shall meet for an informal conference to try to resolve the issue. Keep in mind, informal resolutions are not required to be in writing and your typical rebuttal and grievance timelines are in full effect while trying to solve them informally.

We suggest to first:
Contact HFT  for assistance and guidance, document your informal complaint with your immediate supervisor, and request an informal conference to discuss. Never hesitate to call our office at 713-623-8891.

If you do not receive the resolution you had requested during informal discussions, then pursue the grievance procedure.

HISD Policy Online – Employee Complaints/Grievances (DGBA)

HISD Grievance & Dispute Forms

Click the links above for local HISD legal policy on Grievances. 

Policy clearly states that neither the Board nor the District may retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint.

  • Grievances and appeals must be filed with the appropriate administrator or the Human Resources Department. Please be sure to use the proper complaint form. No new documents may be presented after the level one conference.
  • “Days” are defined as business/work days.
  • Typically, all grievances must be filed within 15 business days. All appeals must be filed within 10 business days. However, check your board policy for timelines.

Grievance Levels:

LEVEL 1: Filed within 30 days from when the incident took place using the form provided by the district. All documentation must be presented at this meeting.

LEVEL 2: If the grievant is not satisfied with the response, an appeal must be filed within 7 days with the appropriate administrator, superintendent or designee.

LEVEL 3: If the grievant is not satisfied with the response, an appeal must be filed within 7 days with the appropriate administrator, superintendent or designee.