Under the Washington University Policy on Discrimination and Harassment

March 2017

  • Formal complaints against staff must be submitted in writing to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.
    • Complaints should be filed within a timely fashion to ensure access to pertinent
      information necessary to fully investigate the complaint.
    • Complaints should include all key facts, including dates, witnesses, etc.
  • HR will acknowledge receipt of the written complaint and will notify the person whom
    the complaint (respondent) is against within 5 business days.
  • HR will conduct an investigation of the complaint and will provide a response to both
    the complainant and respondent directly. Generally the response will be issued within 30 business days from the date on which the complaint was filed.
  • If the complainant is not satisfied with the resolution, the complainant may within 5
    business days request further review by the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. The Vice Chancellor will review the prior investigation record and, as s/he deems
    appropriate, conduct further investigation. The Vice Chancellor will provide a written
    response to the complainant, with a copy to the respondent, ordinarily within 15
    business days.