- a. Appeals on application, examination, and certification procedures. Applicants may appeal an action which they allege to be in violation of these rules concerning applications, examinations, or certifications. The aggrieved applicant will first discuss the matter with the resident director and, if not satisfied with the explanation and decision given, may within twenty days after the occurrence of the alleged violation file a written appeal with the resident director at Step 3 of the grievance procedure provided in Iowa Administrative Code 3.129(8A), or at a comparable step of a procedure approved under 3.129(1). If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision rendered at that step the applicant may pursue the appeal in accordance with the grievance procedure. If the grievance concerns the form or content of the application or an examination as approved by the merit system director, the director will act jointly with the resident director and at subsequent steps in response to an appeal.
- b. Appeals by applicants alleging improper discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, or national origin, race, sex, disability, or age in selection, will be filed at Step 3 in the grievance procedure provided in Iowa Administrative Code 3.129(8A) or at a comparable step of a procedure approved under 3.129(1).
- c. This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 8A.402, 8A.412, and 8A.416.