Appeals Process

If an employee disagrees with the initial decision regarding an accommodation request or believes an accommodation was not provided in a timely manner, the employee has a right seek reconsideration and/or redress through one or more of the following methods:

  • For employees represented please refer to your collective bargaining agreement, the collective bargaining agreement outlines complaint procedures, process, and timelines
  • For employees not eligible to file a complaint or grievance under a collective bargaining agreement or whose collective bargaining agreement incorporates CSU system-wide complaint procedure, please refer to the complaint procedure outlined in CSU Executive Order 1096. Refer to Title IX Office procedures on how to file a Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation Complaint
  • The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Nothing in these procedures should be construed to impede or prohibit a timely filing of an ADA or discrimination complaint with the appropriate external government agency.


Retaliation against an employee for filing a disability accommodation request, or for filing a complaint or an appeal with the Title IX Office is prohibited.