This committee is established pursuant to the requirements of Wis. Stat. § 59.26(8)(b) for the purpose of hearing grievances involving sworn law enforcement employees of Manitowoc County. The committee shall be composed of five (5) members and shall include the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary of the Public Safety Committee, and the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Personnel Committee. The jurisdiction of the Grievance Committee shall be limited to that set forth in Wis. Stat. § 59.26(8)(b), which includes the suspension, demotion, or dismissal of sworn law enforcement personnel. All other grievances arising from the Sheriff's Department shall be handled by the Personnel Committee. The Grievance Committee shall be considered to be a special committee rather than a standing committee.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.