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TAP Dispute Resolution

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The Department of Correction has established an internal dispute resolution process for employees who disagree with performance ratings.  Employees may appeal their Final Evaluation Overall Rating with which he/she disagrees through the Dispute Resolution Process.  The Dispute Resolution process consists of (2) steps. Step (1) is Mediation.  If an agreement is not reached in Step (1) Mediation, an employee can proceed to Step (2) Dispute Hearing.

Non-Disputable Issues:

The following issues may NOT be appealed under the Dispute Resolution Policy:

Appeal Procedures & Information for the TAP Dispute Resolution Process:

For detailed information on appeal procedures and the TAP Dispute Resolution Process, click on the "TAP Dispute Resolution Process Flowchart" and the "Information on the TAP Dispute Process."

TAP Dispute Resolution Process Flowchart 

 

(Click here for detailed chart of dispute process.  Includes Step (1) Mediation and Step (2) Dispute Hearing).

Information on the TAP Dispute Resolution Process 

(Click here for written information on the dispute process, information for preparation for the hearing, burden of proof, hearing procedures, etc.  Timeframes and deadlines for submitting documentation are included in this section.  Please read this section carefully.)

For additional information, please refer to the TAP and Dispute Resolution policy in Section (4) of the DOC Policy Manual. 

TAP Dispute Appeal Forms:

The TAP Dispute Appeal Forms are available below.  There are two options for using the forms.  If you select "PDF" format, you will only be able to view and print the forms.  Therefore, the "PDF" format is to be used if your intention is to hand-write the form.  If you select "Word," you will be able to download the forms into MSWord so that you can type on the forms.

TAP Dispute Appeal Form Who Completes Form PDF Format (hand-written) Word Format (typed)
1.  Mediation Step (1) - TAP Employee Appeal Request Form To be completed by the appealing employee. PDF Word
2.  TAP Step (2) Employee Appeal Request to DOC Personnel To be completed by the appealing employee IF the dispute is NOT resolved at Step (1) Mediation.  PDF Word
3.  Dispute Resolution Hearing Report To be completed by the Chairperson of the Dispute Resolution Committee.  For specific instructions on how to complete this Report Form, click here.   Word
4.  Issues & Responses Form To be completed by EACH committee member during the dispute hearing. PDF  

 


THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS 
OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, OR DISABILITY.

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