Oct 20, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The College


Campus Bookstore LCTCS Student Board Members
Campus Map LDCC Alma Mater
Campus Safety Parking Regulations
Center for Adult Development Parking Procedures for Students with Special Needs
Children’s Center Reimbursement of Fees for Cross-Enrolled Students
College Division Chairs and Program Directors Residency
College Faculty and Staff Senior Leadership
College Library Student Billing and Refunds
College Tuition and Mandatory Fee Schedule Test Services
Foundation and Advisory Committee TRIO Veterans Upward Bound Program
Employee and Applicant Grievance Procedure Policy Veteran Services
LCTCS Board of Supervisors  

 

 

 


 

Senior Leadership Top

W. Dennis Epps
Chancellor

 

Dr. Dan Corsi

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

 

Wendell Coplin

Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration

 

College Division Chairs and Program Directors Top

Charles Stevenson

Division Chair

School of Industrial Sciences

 

Frank Boone

Division Chair

School of Natural Sciences & Math

 

Jessica Beard

Program Director

School of Nursing and Allied Health


Ryan Pierce

Division Chair

School of Business Technology

 

Scott Higginbotham

Division Chair

School of Liberal Arts

 

Sherita Williams

Program Director

School of Nursing and Allied Health

 

College Faculty and Staff Top

Please click the link below to view all current LDCC Faculty and Staff.

Faculty and Staff

Department Directory

 

LCTCS Board of Supervisors Top

 

Dr. Monty Sullivan

System President

Timothy W. Hardy

Board Chair

Baton Rouge, LA

Stephen Toups

First Vice Chair

Baton Rouge, LA

Helen Bridges Carter

Second Vice Chair

Greensburg, LA

Tari T. Bradford

Shreveport, LA

Chip Jackson

Lafayette, LA

Erika McConduit

New Orleans, LA

Willie Mount

Lake Charles, LA

Michael Murohy

Bogalusa, LA

Paul Price, Jr.

Winnsboro, LA

Joe Potts

Metairie, LA

Mark D. Spears, Jr

Marerro, LA

Craig Spohn

Benton, LA

Stephen Smith

Schriever, LA

Vincent St. Blanc III

Franklin, LA

 

LCTCS Student Board Members Top

 

Zachary Hitt

Louisiana Delta Community College

Darell Richardson

South Central Louisiana Technical College-Reserve Campus

 

 College Library Top

The LDCC Library is completely operational on all campuses. The collection holds many core items for the curriculums offered by the college.  The collection to date has total of 102,196 item records which includes: books, serials, e-books, magazines, e-magazines, journals, e-journals, anatomy models, and databases. Delta students have additional access to librarians via phone and/or email.

 

Hours of Operation

Monroe Campus:

Monday

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friday

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

 

Summer Hours: Monroe Campus

Monday-Thursday 7:30am – 5:00 pm

Friday 7:30am – 11:30am

Saturday-Sunday Closed

*Summer hours are subject to change.*

The operating hours vary at off-site campuses based on program schedules.

 

LIBRARY CODE OF CONDUCT

ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES SHOULD BE PLACED ON SILENT.

SCHOOL-RELATED WORK TAKES PRIORITY OVER SOCIALIZING AND ENTERTAINING IN ALL AREAS OF THE LIBRARY, INCLUDING THE COMPUTER LAB.

PRINTING SHOULD BE FOR SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE ABUSED.

 

CONDUCT - The library is a place for reading and study. Students should conduct themselves in a manner which is conducive to quiet study. Violators may be instructed to leave the library. For more serious or repeated infractions, a student may be required to surrender his/her College Identification Card.

 

Campus Safety Top

Campus Alerts. Delta uses BlackBoard Connect, an emergency notification system that alerts students through voice mail, email or text messaging in the event of a campus emergency. Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to register for this service at the time of registration or on the www.LaDelta.edu website.

 

Parking Regulations Top

All students who park a motor vehicle on College property must display a valid parking decal on the vehicle. The cost of the parking decal is $ 45 and is good for fall, spring, and summer. Students attending spring to summer pay $30 and those attending summer sessions only pay $ 15 for the decal. Students purchase parking decals at the Student Billing Window and take their receipt to the front desk to receive their decal.

On autos or trucks, parking decals should be placed or affixed on the driver’s side rear window. Vehicles that do not have the decal will be issued a citation.

If there are questions or problems concerning the parking permit, please contact the Campus Police Department 345-9105.

 

Parking Procedures for Students with Special Needs Top

Students with special needs are provided parking accommodations on the campus. The student must provide documentation of the special need to the Office of Student Services or Campus Police.  Campus Police will assign a Special Needs Parking decal if the subject doesn’t have a disabled placard and has purchased a campus parking decal as described previously. 

 

The Children’s Center Top

The Louisiana Delta Children’s Center, a Type III early childhood laboratory, is located on the Monroe campus.  The Center provides enrolled children an opportunity to engage in high quality early experiences that will enhance life-long learning.  The Lead Teacher has a BS in Early Childhood Development and oversees daily activities that follow the Early Learning Guidelines of Louisiana.  

Enrollment is open to 3 and 4 year olds.  Applications can be picked up at the front desk of the Monroe campus or by emailing the director, Donna Guice, at dguice@ladelta.edu.

 

Campus Bookstore Top

Students have a variety of options in purchasing textbooks. Students may use our campus bookstore, LA Delta Bookstore, or any online book vendor may serve textbook and supply needs for Delta students. Students who choose to use the LA Delta Bookstore may pay for books with cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards.

Book Refunds

Copies of the book refund processes and buyback procedures are available at the respective bookstores.

Book Store Credit

Students eligible for financial aid and who have credit balances after tuition and fees are paid may receive a bookstore credit at the Delta Bookstore beginning the first day of class. Students must complete a Title IV authorization form to receive the credit. Forms are available on Delta’s website under Financial Aid Forms. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.

Contact Information

Monroe Campus: 318-345-9009

 

Hours of Operation

Monroe Campus

 

Monday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Store hours the first week of class:

8:00 – 6:00 PM Monday-Thursday

8:00 – 4:00 PM Friday

Hours of operation vary on outer campuses. Please contact the campus directly for bookstore hours.

 

Foundation and Advisory Committee Top

Delta’s Foundation

The Louisiana Delta Community College Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt Louisiana corporation which is governed by a group of community leaders who represent the positive leadership of the community.  These members seek to obtain gifts and grants needed beyond the scope of tax-based funding, and to manage and expend these items for the development of Louisiana Delta Community College.  The Foundation’s board members represent small to large businesses in Northeast Louisiana.  Some of these members have personally experienced the benefits of a community college and share in the vision of improvement in education in the community.  The Louisiana Delta Community College Foundation exists to build leadership, scholarship, and partnerships by increasing donor support, rewarding excellence, and elevating the stature and importance of the College locally, regionally, and nationally.

Advisory Committees

Delta utilizes advisory committees to ensure that the College is meeting the needs of the community. The Chancellor’s Cabinet and College Council advises the Chancellor on developing long- and short-range plans for the College and acts as liaison between the College and the community. Advisory committees may consist of professional and community representatives, as well as representatives from Delta faculty, administrators, students and graduates.  Advisory Committee meetings allow for discussions relative to programmatic curriculum modifications or revisions based on student academic and clinical performance, graduate credentialing examination results, employer feedback on graduate entry-level performance and identified needs of the job market.

 Advisory Committee recommendations that require administrative action to be implemented are presented to the appropriate Dean, Vice Chancellor and/or other College standing committees for review, approval and possible implementation. The appropriate administrator, program director, lead faculty, or coordinator maintains minutes of advisory committee meetings to be distributed to committee members.

 

Veteran Services Top

Louisiana Delta Community College takes extra measures to communicate with our veterans, inform them of their benefits rights and privileges and assure them that they will always have the full support of the institution.

On April 27, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607: Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family. These principles were developed as institution guidelines to assure financial and educational transparency to our service members, veterans and families, as well to ensure they have access to the information needed to make informed decisions concerning their well-earned Federal military and veterans’ educational benefits.

As a VA approved institution, Louisiana Delta Community College proudly commits to the Principles of Excellence. We have and will continue to provide prospective and continuing military students and family-members information regarding cost and quality of education at Delta along with high quality academic and student support services.

By participating in the POE, Louisiana Delta Community College is officially a “VA Friendly” school and will be listed as so on the GI Bill website.

 

Veteran Priority Registration

Veteran Priority Registration gives veterans and military service members an opportunity to register for coursework prior to the published registration date for the general student population. Veterans and military service members receiving education benefits are eligible for priority registration. Veterans and military service members who are not using their education benefits must provide proof of military service to receive priority registration. Accepted proof of service include:

 

  • DD214
  • US Armed Forces Active Duty Orders
  • Valid US Armed Forces DOD ID/Common Access Card
  • Valid US Armed Forces Retiree ID card

 

College Tuition and Mandatory Fee Schedule Top

Click here to view the Tuition and Mandatory Fee Schedule.

 

Reimbursement of Fees for Cross-Enrolled Students Top

Students who are cross-enrolled at ULM and wish to receive a reimbursement for library and student life fees must present verification of fees paid at ULM by the 14th class day. Students are not eligible for a reimbursement of fees after the 14th class day or the equivalent time in summer sessions.

 

Student Billing and Refunds Top

Refunds - Add/Drop of a Class

Procedure Statement:

Delta provides refunds to students who are enrolled at Delta and who are resigning from all classes or dropping a course during the official drop period defined each academic semester.

Adding a Class:

Tuition and related fees for classes added to a student’s schedule are due at the time the “Add” is processed.

Refund - Tuition and Related Fees Policy and Procedure:

(Equivalent for summer session/term or alternative session)

Withdrawal Prior to 1st Day of Class

Tuition, All Fees

100%

Drop* and Registration: Days 1-4 (Official Schedule Change Period)

Tuition, Refundable Fees

100%

Resignation: Days 5-10

Tuition Only

75%

Resignation: Days 11-17

Tuition Only

50%

Cancelled Class

Tuition, Refundable Fees

100%

 

Above are subject to change with a Letter of Exception

* After official schedule change period, no refunds will be given for dropping a course or courses:

  1. Students receiving financial assistance may not be refunded an amount greater than the amount paid by the students.
  2. Delta reserves the right to deduct all monies owed before refunding.
  3. A formal appeal process shall be in place for hearing complaints due to denial of all or part of refunds.

 

Bank Mobile Debit Cards

Students with credit balances have the option of receiving refunds on the Bank Mobile Debit Card. Check Delta’s Student Billing Office for additional information.  Refund checks are mailed approximately 3 weeks after a student is deemed to be eligible for a refund.

 

Student Debt / Drop for Non-Payment Information

  • The Deferred Payment Plan for Louisiana Delta Community College is administered by CashNet. There will be NO deferred payment plan for summer session(s). There is a $30 administrative fee charged by CashNet for each deferred payment plan agreement.
     
  • All full payments are processed immediately. All down payments are processed immediately upon completion of the CashNet deferred payment plan agreement.
     
  • Students may make full payments through CashNet at no charge.
     
  • When an agreement with CashNet is terminated [usually due to a closed or frozen account] the tuition and fees for the semester will become immediately due to LDCC. Accounting will advise Enrollment Services, that the student’s transcripts and all future services to that student by LDCC be withheld until amount is paid in full. Accounting will begin collection efforts after the last day to drop with a W grade. Accounts of this nature will be turned over to the collection agency at the end of the semester.

 

Returned Checks

The charge for each returned check is $25.00. When a check is returned, the student will forfeit all check writing privileges with Delta in the future. Putting a stop payment on a check will not constitute an official resignation from the College. All returned checks are turned over to the District Attorney’s office for collection.

 

Credit / Debit Cards

Students may pay for tuition or other charges with a debit or credit card online or in person.  If paying in person, the cardholder must have a valid ID available.  If a credit card charge is disputed by the cardholder, the Student Billing office will advise the Enrollment Services department that all future services will be withheld for this student until such time the disputed charges has been resolved.

 

Residency Top

Residency Requirement

All new students must provide proof of their residency status with their application for admission. Acceptable documentation includes a valid driver’s license or state I.D. card, current rent or mortgage receipts, most recent state and/or federal tax returns, or other documents that indicate where the student’s official domicile is located.

Definition of a Resident Student

Pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution No. 226 of 1986, the following is the definition of a resident student for tuition purposes.

A resident student for tuition purposes is defined as one who has abandoned all prior domiciles and has been domiciled in the State of Louisiana continuously for at least one full year (365 days) immediately preceding the first day of classes of the semester/term of enrollment for which resident classification is sought. Generally, the first document to present is full-time employment certification for one year prior to reclassification. A non-resident student for tuition purposes is a student not eligible for classification as a resident student under these regulations.

The individual’s physical presence within this state for one year must be associated with substantial evidence that such presence was with the intent to establish and maintain a Louisiana domicile. Physical presence within the state solely for educational purposes without substantial evidence of the intent to remain in Louisiana will not be sufficient for resident classification regardless of the length of time within the state. Domicile, as the term is used in the context of residence regulations, is defined as an individual’s true, fixed, and permanent home and place of habitation at which the individual remains when not called elsewhere for labor, studies or other special or temporary purposes, and the place to which the individual returns after an absence. Simply owning property in Louisiana, paying Louisiana state taxes, and establishing voter privileges in Louisiana do not, in themselves, qualify the applicant for Louisiana residency.

Discreet categories of individuals may be defined as special or Temporary Residents and are exempt from payment of non-resident fees if such action is deemed to be in the best interest of Louisiana and approved by the LCTCS Board, or as mandated from time to time by federal or state government. Non-resident students enrolled in only six hours or less are not assessed the non-resident fee. (See LCTCS Finance Section. #5.025)

Also, undergraduate students who are non-residents but are enrolled in only web-based or other distance learning/electronic delivery courses are not assessed the non-resident fee; this does not apply to contractual programs (e.g. Young Memorial Campus and others who enter into contractual agreements) whereby a certain fee is negotiated for a training service or specialized course offerings where non-resident students are enrolled. Once the applicant has earned the first associate degree at the institution, the applicant may be classified as resident for tuition purposes to pursue subsequent degrees. The dependents of former graduates of the institution may enroll as residents for tuition purposes, even if the parent is no longer a resident of Louisiana. 

 

Establishing the Requisite Intent to Become a Louisiana Resident for Tuition Purposes

The following facts and circumstances, although not necessarily conclusive, may support one’s claim for resident classification for tuition purposes:

  1. financial independence from parents residing in another state or country;
  2. reliance on Louisiana resources for financial support;
  3. possession of a valid Louisiana voter registration card for at least one year;
  4. designating Louisiana as his or her permanent address on all school and employment records, including military records if one is in the military service;
  5. possession of a valid Louisiana driver’s license for at least one year;
  6. possession of a valid Louisiana vehicle registration;
  7. continuous presence in Louisiana during periods when not enrolled as a student;
  8. commitments indicating an intent to stay in Louisiana permanently;
  9. paying Louisiana income taxes as a resident during the past tax year, including income earned outside Louisiana from the date Louisiana domicile was claimed;
  10. establishing an abode where one’s permanent belongings are kept within Louisiana;
  11. licensing for professional practice in Louisiana;
  12. the absence of the indicia in other states during any period for which domicile in Louisiana is asserted;
  13. marriage to a Louisiana resident. (verified by documents such as marriage license, spouse’s birth certificate, high school diploma, tax forms, Louisiana employment verification)
  14. full-time employment for one year prior to classification of residency.

In order to establish financial independence, a student seeking classification as a resident for tuition purposes should meet the following criteria for the current and immediately preceding calendar year:

  1. that the student has not been claimed as an exemption for state of federal income tax purposes by his or her non-resident parents;
  2. that the student has not lived in the home of his or her parents for more than a maximum of six weeks for the year after the time at which a Louisiana domicile is claimed;
  3. that the student’s primary source of financial support not be derived from Federal or state financial aid programs, scholarships that provide full waiver of tuition/fees, and campus employment.

Documentary evidence shall be required; all relevant indicia will be considered in the classification determination. The facts suggested above are neither conclusive nor exclusive; each claim shall be determined on its own merits.

 

Non-U.S. Citizens

A student who is a non-U.S. citizen is entitled to be classified as a resident if the student can demonstrate that he or she has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (refugees, persons who are married to a U.S. Citizen, Temporary or Amnesty Aliens, etc.) in accordance with all applicable laws of the U.S. and can demonstrate having met these residence regulations of establishing a Louisiana domicile prior to the first day of classes of the semester/term of enrollment for which resident classification is sought.

A student who is a non-U.S. citizen and holds the VISA Category A (Government Official), will be immediately eligible for classification as a Temporary Resident for tuition purposes while holding such a VISA.

A student who is a non-U.S. citizen may be entitled to be classified as a Temporary Resident while holding the following VISA and if he or she can demonstrate having met these aforementioned residence regulations of establishing a Louisiana domicile prior to the first day of classes of the semester/term of enrollment for which resident classification is sought:

VISA Category:
E: treaty trader or investor: G: representative of International Organization: I: foreign Information Media Representative; H: temporary worker in a “specialty” occupation (H-1 and H-4 may also apply to qualify); K: fiancée, children of U.S. citizen (with proof of marriage to a US citizen); L: intracompany transferee/foreign employer

Students holding a VISA category A, E, G, I, K, or L, once classified as a Temporary Resident, must show proof of VISA status at each registration period while enrolled and classified as a Temporary Resident.

A student who is a non-U.S. citizen and holds one of the following VISA categories is not eligible to establish a Louisiana domicile nor are they eligible for an exemption of nonresident fees, unless otherwise permitted by law or other regulations:

VISA Category:
B: business or visitation purposes; C: in transit; D: crewman; F: academic student; H: temporary worker (only general); J: exchange visitor; M: vocational/non-academic student

 

General Rules Applying to Minors, Dependents, and Residents

The domicile of an unmarried minor (under age of 18) or dependent (see Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Section 152) is regarded to be that of the parent with whom such a minor or dependent maintains his or her place of abode. The domicile of an unmarried minor or dependent who has a parent living cannot be changed by his or her own act or by the relinquishment of a parent’s rights of control. When the minor or dependent lives with neither parent, domicile is that of the parent with whom the student maintained the last place of abode. The minor or dependent student may establish domicile when both parents are deceased and a legal guardian has not been appointed. When both parents are deceased and a legal guardian has been appointed, the domicile of the minor or dependent student is that of the guardian with whom the student maintains his or her place of abode. When residence of a minor or dependent is derived from the Louisiana residence of the parent, that parent must meet the requirements described elsewhere in this document.

When the parent with whom a minor child or dependent student is domiciled can demonstrate that he or she has abandoned out of state domiciles and has moved to Louisiana to work and/or establish a domicile in accordance with these residence regulations, the parent, the minor child and the dependent student is eligible for immediate resident classification. Similarly, when an independent student enrolls who is more than twenty-two years of age, can demonstrate that he or she has abandoned out of state domiciles and moved to Louisiana to work and/or establish a domicile in accordance with these residence regulations, he or she and/or his or her spouse is eligible for immediate resident classification.

 

Military Personnel

An individual on active duty in the Armed Forces currently stationed in Louisiana may be classified as a Temporary Resident upon submission of documentation signed by the unit commander verifying his or her being on active duty and stationed in Louisiana. This classification of Temporary Resident is valid as long as the student remains enrolled and on active duty in Louisiana.

A member of the Armed Forces (including Louisiana National Guard and Reserves) currently stationed in Louisiana on active duty may enroll as a Temporary Resident, including his or her spouse, minor child, or dependent student. A member of the Armed Forces who was eligible for classification as a resident of Louisiana under these regulations immediately prior to entering the Armed Forces retains the right to enroll himself or herself, spouse, and minor child or dependent student as a resident as long as he or she is in the Forces, but the right shall expire upon the person’s being separated from the Armed Forces and residing continuously for a period of at least two years in another state or foreign country.

When a member of the military, who has a spouse, minor child, or dependent student enrolled as a Temporary Resident, is transferred out of the state, the student may continue to attend under this classification as long as the enrollment is continuous, excluding summers.

Students classified as Temporary Resident must show proof of his/her parent’s or spouse’s military status at each registration period while enrolled and classified as a Temporary Resident.

 

Test Services Top

Louisiana Delta Community College offers testing services to students for placement and examinations for other professional agencies throughout the year.  We offer the Accuplacer as the College’s placement survey. This assesses the student in the areas of math, reading, and writing.  Faculty/advisors use the results to assist students in determining appropriate courses for their academic career.  Other available examinations for the students and the community include ADA, ASE, GRE, LSLBC, TEAS, Praxis, NHA, HiSet, and Workkeys.

Select testing service needed to determine procedure and test dates.

Accuplacer

ADA

ASE

GRE

HiSET

LSLBC

TEAS

PRAXIS

NHA

Workkeys: Contact the Testing Center at 318-345-9290 for more information.

 

TRIOS Veterans Upward Bound Program Top

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program is designed to motivate and assist military veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program targets first-generation and/or low-income military veterans who demonstrate a need for academic support. This free educational program offers intensive basic skills development in academic subjects required for successful completion of a high school equivalency program and/or admission to postsecondary education programs; short-term remedial or refresher courses in preparation for a college curriculum; and assistance with securing support from other agencies that serve veterans.

For more information, contact the Veterans Upward Bound Office at 318-345-9345 or visit the VUB webpage at https://www.ladelta.edu/admissions/military-veterans/trio-veterans-upward-bound/

Dr. Gloria George
Director of Veterans Upward Bound

 

Center for Adult Development Top

Services Provided:

High School Equivalency instruction and testing (HiSET)

Resources for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

Family Literacy including childcare services in Bernice and Monroe

Preparation for college enrollment

Integrated instruction in career pathways:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Business

Career guidance and decision-making

Workplace skills preparation and credentialing

Coaching and support

JAG

  • Student Leadership instruction and organization for 16-21 year olds

ESL instruction

Basic digital literacy

Online class opportunities

 

Contact Information:

318.570.6027

 

Admissions Requirements:

Anyone interested in registering for class will need the following items:

  • Current government-issued photo identification
  • $20.00 money order made payable to LDCC
  • Completed Age Waiver and Documentation (Ages 16-17 years only)
  • Drop Slip from last school attended (Ages 16-18 years only)

 

LDCC Alma Mater Top

 

Campus Map Top

 

Employee and Applicant Grievance Procedure Policy Top
Delta Community College adheres to the LCTCS policy on Grievance – For All Employess (policy # 6.015):
  1. Guidelines

It is the policy of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to develop and maintain a satisfied and efficient work force. An employee who is seeking a solution

concerning disagreements arising from working relationships, working conditions, employment practices, or differences in interpretation of policy is encouraged to discuss the matter with the immediate supervisor before filing a grievance. Most concerns can be resolved informally without the need for a formal grievance. Performance evaluations are not grievable under this formal grievance policy. LCTCS believes that employee grievances should be resolved at the lowest possible administrative level and an employee must exhaust all administrative procedures at the institution level before an appeal can be made to the President. Only those grievances that are related to the President or that the President cannot resolve shall be sent to the Board.

When an employee feels he/she has been treated unjustly, the employee has the right to utilize the grievance policy without fear of retaliation, discrimination, or reprisal because of the action. The decision to utilize the grievance policy shall be the employee’s decision. It is understood that a grievance will be kept confidential except to the extent necessary to investigate and resolve the grievance.

When an employee feels that a condition of employment or application of a policy is unjust or inequitable, he/she is encouraged to first seek assistance from his/her immediate supervisor, who should attempt to solve the problem The supervisor is responsible for handling the complaint and striving to arrive at a prompt, equitable solution.

Occasionally, an employee’s complaint involves his/her supervisor, or the employee does not feel the matter has been resolved by the supervisor. In such an instance, the employee should feel free to file a formal grievance. The employee may appeal a complaint through to the college Chancellor. In the event that the complaint is appealed beyond the Chancellor level, the LCTCS President will respond to the appeal through a procedure established by the system President.

When an employee feels he/she is being discriminated against because of race, color, sex, ethnic origin, religion, age, veteran status, or disability and is not able to discuss this issue with his/her supervisor, the employee should refer to the LCTCS policy on harassment.

Only those grievances that are not eligible for appeal to the Director of Civil Service or the Civil Service Commission shall be processed through the LCTCS grievance policy.

Under certain circumstances, Civil Service classified employees should use the Civil Service procedure for appeals and hearings rather than the LCTCS system grievance policy. Examples of the types of actions over which the Civil Service Commission assumes responsibility are disciplinary actions which impact pay, such as:

  • Removal of a permanent employee for cause
  • Suspension with or without pay as a disciplinary action
  • Reduction in pay
  • Prohibited political activity
  • Classification and Pay

 

2. Grievance Procedure

To file a grievance, employees should use the following procedures:

  • The employee is encouraged to work out issues of concern with his or her immediate supervisor on an informal basis. However, this is not required before filing a grievance.
  • The employee should file a written grievance as soon as possible after the action giving rise to the grievance and normally within fifteen (15) working days.
  • The grievance should be directed to employer’s supervisor, unless the grievance involves that supervisor, in which case the grievance should be directed to the next in line of management.
  • The supervisor or, if applicable, the next in line of management , normally has fifteen (15) working days to respond to the grievance in writing.
  • Should an employee be unsatisfied with a response from their supervisor, he or she may direct a written grievance to the Executive Director of Human Resources within ten (10) working days of receiving their supervisor’s response. The Executive Director will act upon the complaint, in writing, normally within ten (10) days.
  • The Executive Director will arrange an investigation with the parties involved.  The Executive Director will then respond in writing to the aggrieved employee normally within fifteen (15) working days once the investigation is complete. 
  • The employee may appeal a complaint through to the college Chancellor within 10 working days of receiving the response.
  • In the event that the complaint is appealed beyond the Chancellor level, the LCTCS President will respond to the appeal through a procedure established by the system President.

Time periods provided in this policy for presenting or responding to grievances may be extended when necessary and appropriate.