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The complaint of all employees (except employees subject to another approved grievance procedure), including probationary and temporary employees and those hourly or per diem employees who work on an as needed basis, will be considered pursuant to the procedure provided below.
Section 554.002 states that “a state or local governmental entity may not suspend or terminate the employment of, or take other adverse personnel action against, a public employee who in good faith reports a violation of law by the employing governmental entity or another public employee to an appropriate law enforcement authority.” Therefore, employees shall not be penalized, disciplined, or prejudiced for exercising the right to make a complaint or for aiding another employee in the presentation of that complaint.
The Office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Texas distributes a brochure titled "Attorney Complaint Information" which is designed to answer some common questions about the State Bar's disciplinary process.
The Texas Ethics Reporter publishes opinions about attorney ethics and disciplinary actions to facilitate understanding in this area.
The employee shall informally present the complaint to his or her supervisor for discussion, consideration, and resolution within five working days from the date of the action, which is subject of the complaint.
If the supervisor is the subject of the complaint, the employee may address the complaint to the appropriate department head or administrative equivalent.
Copies of these rules may be obtained free of charge by coming by any one of our 10 offices, or can be mailed to you for a .00 postage and handling fee. These rules may also be found in the Texas Government Code (Title 2, Subtitle G-Appendix A, Article 10, section 9), available in most law libraries.