Thursday, October 1, 2009

What Does One Wear to A Formal Complaint?

I took the plunge Monday and filed a formal complaint with the school district about the s/he package of interim co-principals. Following my email to the superintendent on Thursday, I spent a bit of time talking with the director of HR on Friday. I felt pretty good about it. I felt that she'd be dealing with the issues I raised.

Then I got this email Sunday afternoon from the superintendent:

We have a formal complaint process that must be followed. I will consider this a formal complaint and have HR DIRECTOR process it as such. There is a form that we can send you or you can get at your office at SCHOOL or from my secretary, or you can get it on line.

Responding to you on email is not appropriate as the issues you raise are not email conversation. Both HR DIRECTOR and I would be glad to meet with you, however, situations as the one you describe follow a process that HR DIRECTOR operates. The formal complaint would only get to my desk should you not be able to come to resolve at SCHOOL or through HR DIRECTOR's investigation. Should you not be able to resolve the issue it comes to me and the Trustees for a formal hearing and potential resolve.

The issues you describe have been extremely challenging for all of us. There are restrictions from a police perspective that we are required to follow. Unfortunately, all the laws and requirements are not clearly known to us from a police perspective.

Please call HR DIRECTOR at 867-5309 if you would like to meet with the two of us regarding the email you have sent and if you wish it to become a formal complaint.

So I spent 20 minutes or so talking with the HR director about the issue Friday morning. And then I get an email from the superintendent as if there had been no conversation or as if she hadn't passed on my email to the HR director in the first place.

Gee, you think it's so formal I'll need a corsage?


mayberry said...

It sounds like you'll need a corsage and a flask of gin tucked into your little satin evening bag.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Leather. This is definitely an occasion for leather. Black. Tight. Dominatrix-like even.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

With combat boots.

Tara R. said...

Wow... formal much? I'd go all Goth and year a black on black tux.

D... said...

And your hair, face, and nails all done up.


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