Employee Resources
Dispute Resolution

"Conflict is inevitable and is a natural outcome of human interactions. While there can be positive outcomes of conflict, destructive conflict wastes energy, destroys otherwise productive relationships and decreases the level of productivity."                                           M. Duane Nellis, Provost of Kansas State University


When conflicts arise within K-State Research and Extension the first step toward resolution is for the two parties to work to address the issue together. If that does not lead to the desired outcome, the conflict should be addressed through supervisory channels.


Other resources for dispute resolutions are listed below.

"Conflict is inevitable and is a natural outcome of human interactions. While there can be positive outcomes of conflict, destructive conflict wastes energy, destroys otherwise productive relationships and decreases the level of productivity."                                           M. Duane Nellis, Provost of Kansas State University


When conflicts arise within K-State Research and Extension the first step toward resolution is for the two parties to work to address the issue together. If that does not lead to the desired outcome, the conflict should be addressed through supervisory channels.


Other resources for dispute resolutions are listed below.

Office Professionals and Program Assistants


All employees are responsible to the local extension director and/or other extension agents. Any employee having a grievance shall submit his or her grievance to the said director for review before the local board, whose purpose on review shall be to determine whether or not there is a factual basis of the action of the director, or if the action of the director was arbitrary or capricious. Upon request for such review, the director shall immediately contact the board who shall place the matter on the agenda at the next meeting, or as soon thereafter as is reasonably convenient for said board.  All such review before the board shall be supported by written documentation or other competent evidence supporting the grievance alleged. The final decision as to whether, or not, the employee will be retained will be made by the board.

Extension Agents
K-State Classified and Unclassified Employees

K-State Research and Extension Ombudspersons
Dispute Resolution
Discrimination and Harassment Complaints