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New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations Division of Contract Negotiations and Administration Grievance Tracking System File

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Grievance Tracking System (GTS) was a microcomputer-based system in the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER), which collected information from all executive branch state agencies on grievances and grieved disciplines. Agencies were required to submit to GOER monthly reports on all new grievances and grieved disciplinary actions and related proceedings. The GTS files contain data on agency, employee name, bargaining unit, facility, charges filed, and decisions made at each step of the grievance or grieved discipline.
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0.5 cubic feet (10 floppy disks)
Inclusive Dates:
1984-1990
Series Number:
16919

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Scope and Content Note

The Grievance Tracking System (GTS) was a microcomputer based system in the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) which collected information from all executive branch state agencies on all grievances and grieved disciplines during the period 1984-1990. (A grievance is an allegation by an employee that agency management has violated a provision or provisions of the collective bargaining agreement between the state and the union. A grieved discipline is an allegation by an employee that a disciplinary action against him or her by the employer was improper in some way.) Agencies were required to submit to GOER monthly reports on all new grievances and grieved disciplinary actions and related proceedings. The GTS produced quarterly reports for agency heads and monthly summaries of step-three grievances for GOER. The GTS files contain data on agency, employee name, bargaining unit, facility, charges filed, and decisions made at each step of the grievance or grieved discipline.

The Archives can provide coping of the data files on magnetic tape or floppy disk and copying of all support documentation. A user's guide for the GTS files is available from the State Archives.

Tape characteristics: The Grievance Tracking System contains 14 rectangular flat files stored in standard label EBCDIC. The files are stored on 10 floppy disks. Tape copies are in standard label EBCDIC format at 6250 bpi. Floppy disk copies are in ASCII format.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted: Personal identifiers eliminated for 30 years.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 18748 GOER Step Three grievance files, contains related records.

Other finding aids

User's guide is available on the State Archives web site.

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